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English definition of “absolve”

absolve

verb [T] uk   /əbˈzɒlv/ us    /-ˈzɑːlv/ formal
(especially in religion or law) to free someone from guilt, blame, or responsibility for something: The report absolved her from/of all blame for the accident. The priest absolved him (of all his sins).Not punishing and reducing punishmentForgiveness in religion
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