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Verb: absolve  ub'zólv
  1. Grant remission of a sin to
    "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's";
    - shrive [archaic]
     
  2. Let off the hook
    "I absolve you from this responsibility";
    - justify, free

Derived forms: absolving, absolves, absolved

Type of: forgive, pardon

Antonym: blame

Encyclopedia: Absolve