Adjective "Absolve" Definition and Examples




    verb (used with object), absolved, absolving.

    1. to free from guilt or blame or their consequences: The court absolved her of guilt in his death.

    2. to set free or release, as from some duty, obligation, or responsibility (usually followed by from): to be absolved from one's oath.

    3. to grant pardon for.

    4. Ecclesiastical. to grant or pronounce remission of sins to. to remit (a sin) by absolution. to declare (censure, as excommunication) removed.