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Definition of absolve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they absolve
    he / she / it absolves
    past simple absolved
    -ing form absolving
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  1. 1absolve somebody (from/of something) to state formally that someone is not guilty or responsible for something The court absolved him of all responsibility for the accident.
  2. 2absolve somebody (from/of something) to give absolution to someone I absolve you from all your sins.
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