Meaning of “absolve” in the English Dictionary

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"absolve" in British English

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absolveverb [ T ]

uk /əbˈzɒlv/ us /əbˈzɑːlv/ 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).

(Definition of “absolve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"absolve" in American English

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absolveverb [ T ]

us /əbˈzɑlv, æb-, -ˈzɔlv/ fml

to officially remove guilt or responsibility for something wrong that someone has done or might have done:

He was absolved of all wrongdoing.

(Definition of “absolve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)