Part of speech: verb

To set free; for give; pardon; acquit.

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Usage examples "absolve":

  1. Let them now therefore be punished as their crime requires, and do not, while you condemn the aristocracy, absolve the people. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
  2. I had to absolve my conscience." - "The Captives", Hugh Walpole.
  3. The state owes it to this defendant to absolve him before the public of the obloquy of this unfounded and cruel accusation. - "The Bondboy", George W. (George Washington) Ogden.