Definition of absolve verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    absolve

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əbˈzɑlv//
     
    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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