For all your dictionary needs!
Are you looking for Absolue, Absolved, Absolver, exsolve, Resolve, Unsolve, or Upsolve?
Header of absolve

Absolve

Video footage: Time to Forgive Clock Forget Absolve 3d Animation
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the verb absolve

What does absolve mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: absolved | absolving | absolves

  1. grant remission of a sin to
    • example: The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Marys
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source]The doctor cured Pat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme]The doctor cured Pat of pneumonia
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] out of [Theme]The swindler cheated Pat out of her fortune
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate]Studies exonerated program trading as a source of volatility
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]The swindler bilked 20 dollars from his boss

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): acquit, exonerate, free, pardon.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of absolve: shrive
    • more generic word: forgive = stop blaming or grant forgiveness
  2. let off the hook
    • example: I absolve you from this responsibility
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source]The doctor cured PatVerbs of Removing: acquit, exonerate, free, pardon
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme]The doctor cured Pat of pneumonia
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] out of [Theme]The swindler cheated Pat out of her fortune
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate]Studies exonerated program trading as a source of volatility
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]The swindler bilked 20 dollars from his boss
      [Cause] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme, object control with -ing]It freed him of feeling guiltFree Verbs: acquit, clear, cure, emancipate, free, release, relieve
      [Cause] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme, not sentential clause]It freed him of guilt
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of absolve: free
    • antonym of absolve: blame
    • more generic word: forgive = stop blaming or grant forgiveness
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the verb absolve

verb

  1. [transitive] To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).
  2. [transitive] To pronounce free from or give absolution for a penalty, blame, sin or guilt.
  3. [transitive, theology] To pronounce free or give absolution from sin.
  4. [transitive, obsolete] To finish; to accomplish.
  5. [transitive, obsolete] To resolve or explain.

Group

Absolve is a musical group.

  • albums: "A Cure for Separation", "The Anxiety of Influence"

Music

"Absolve" is a musical single of NumberNin6.

  • released in (5 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Absolve

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order (1816)

by George Crabb

To absolve is the free act of an omnipotent and merciful being towards sinners; to acquit is the act of an earthly tribunal towards supposed offenders. By ubsolution we are released from the bondage of sin, and placed in a state of favour with ...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes Explained, in Alphabetical Order; with Copious Illustrations and Examples ... by George Crabb .. (1824)

by George Crabb

To absolve is the free not of on omnipotentiwl. merciful being towards sinners; ' Vhle Trusier: “ Sober, temperate, ubttrmloul.” ' Vidc Girlrd.

Google previewA Treatise of Conscience, or the Wisdom of former years; wherein the ... liberals of 1829, may take an accurate admeasurement of their"March of Intellect!"etc (1830)

To absolve is an action of the conscience, giving judgment that a man is free and clear from fault, and so from punishment. From these two actions arise some special affections: first boldness and confidence, Prov. xxviii. 1. “ The righteous are ...

Google previewCdna Library Protocols (1997)

by Ian G Cowell

Absolve is an alkaline detergent that is effective in removing RNases, but it can cause degradation of RNA if glassware is not thoroughly rinsed. 2. Pestles and mortars should be precooled at — 70°C following sterilization. 3. Common ...

Google previewEnglish synonymes explained with illustrations and exemples from the best writers (1824)

by George Crabb

To absolve is the free act of an omnipotent and merciful being towards sinners; to acquit is the act of an earthly tribunal towards supposed oifenders. By absolution We are released from the bondage of sin, and placed in a state of favour with ...

Google previewEnglish Synonymes (1837)

With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb

To absolve is the free act of an omnipotent and merciful being towards sinners; to acquit is the act of an earthly tribunal towards supposed offenders; by absolution we are released from the bondage of sin, and placed in a state of favour with ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Canon Law

by Reverend P. Trudel S.S., Aeterna Press

The confessor must absolve a penitent who is rightly ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (2004)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

Asaudre, to absolve. Ascaventer, to certify or make known. Aschoisounez, called in question, Ascavoir, to be understood. Ascensement, agreement. Ascent, assent, knowledge, Ascerchez, searched. Ascerte, certified. Asceverer, to affirm-.

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1843)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America : and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

Asaudre, to absolve. Ascaventer, to certify or make known. Aschoisounez, called in question. Ascavoir, to be understood. Ascenscment, ogrcement. Ascent, assent , knowledge. Ascerchez, searched. Ascerte, certified. Asceverer, to affirm.

Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

absolve (ab-ZOLV) vb. To absolve someone of (or from) guilt, blame, or the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

ABSOLVE — ABSORB. Diverted, \diverto, to turn aside, L.] turned aside from the object trial is present. Distracted, [distraho, to draw apart, L.] drawn asunder by different objects. Inattentive, heedless, careless, negligent, regardless. A man is ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Absolve

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Usage statistics about absolve

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb absolve:

absolvefree

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb absolve and its most common antonym:

blameabsolve

Photos about Absolve

Click on an item to view that photo:

absolve

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of the word of ABSOLVE on building blocks conceptSmall photo of ABSOLVE hand writing chalk text on black chalkboardSmall photo of popular metaphor in Latin. I absolve youSmall photo of absolve word on index card More...

Video language resources about Absolve

Click on an item to play that video:

See also the pronunciation examples of Absolve!

Quotes about Absolve

The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. (Anthony Kennedy)
more quotes about absolve...

Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1L1V4E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page

Next...

Go to the usage examples of Absolve to see it in context!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary