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

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

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Synonyms of the verb absolve

The verb absolve has more than one meaning. Please check the definition for more details about its synonyms.

Equivalent words for the verb absolve:

  1. free (4 letter word, the shortest synonym for absolve)
    • inflections: freed, freeing, frees
    • related terms: unfree, infree, overfree, post-free, freedom, freen, freeish, freeness, freeware, Freeable, freer, freety, freeman, freemanship, freewoman, freely, freeward
  2. shrive (6 letter word for absolve)
    • inflections: shrived, shriven, shriving, shrives, shrove
    • related terms: shriven, shriveling, shriver

Hypernyms of the verb absolve

More generic words for the verb absolve, that have fewer characters:

  1. exempt (6 letter word)
    • inflections: exempted, exempting, exempts
    • related terms: unexempt, unexemptable, unexemptible, preexempt, preexemption, pre-exempt, pre-exemption, re-exempt, re-exemption, exemptible, exemption, exemptive
  2. grant (5 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for absolve)
    • inflections: granted, granting, grants
    • related terms: Microgrant, regrant, Subgrant, grantee, grantable, granter, grantor
  3. yield (5 letter word, one of the shortest hypernyms for absolve)
    • inflections: yielded, yielding, yields
    • related terms: ayield, Misyield, outyield, reyield, underyield, yielden, Yieldless, yieldy, yieldable, yieldance, yielder

More generic words for the verb absolve, that have the same number of characters:

  1. concede (7 letter word)
    • inflections: conceded, conceding, concedes
    • related terms: preconcede, reconcede, conceder
  2. forgive (7 letter word)
    • inflections: forgave, forgiven, forgiving, forgives
    • related terms: misforgive, preforgive, reforgive, reforger, forgiven, forgivable, forgiver
  3. relieve (7 letter word)
    • inflections: relieved, relieving, relieves
    • related terms: relievable, reliever

Hyponyms of the verb absolve

More specific words for the verb absolve, that have fewer characters:

  1. alibi (5 letter word)
    • inflections: alibied, alibiing, alibis, alibies
  2. color (5 letter word)
    • inflections: colored, coloring, colors
    • related terms: decolor, decolorate, decolorise, decolorize, decolorisation, decolorization, decolorant, decoloration, concolor, Concolorate, concolorous, transcolor, transcoloration, discolor, discolorment, discolorate, discolorise, discolorize, discolorization, discoloration, miscolor, miscoloration, overcolor, overcoloration, precolor, precolorable, precoloration, recolor, Recolorization, recoloration, undercolor, colorful, color-free, colorism, colorist, colorless, colory, colorable, colorate, colorer, colorise, colorize, Colorisation, colorization, colorant, coloration, colorman, colorative, Colorwise
  3. colour (6 letter word)
    • inflections: coloured, colouring, colours
    • related terms: decolour, decolourise, decolourize, decolourisation, decolourization, decolouration, concolour, transcolour, transcolouration, discolour, discolourise, discolourization, discolouration, miscolour, overcolour, precolour, precolourable, precolouration, recolour, recolouration, colourful, colourist, colourless, coloury, colourable, colourer, colourise, colourize, Colourant, colouration, colourman, colourative
  4. ease (4 letter word, the shortest hyponym for absolve)
    • inflections: eased, easing, eases
    • related terms: unease, uneasy, disease, diseasy, malease, misease, easy, easer
  5. excuse (6 letter word)
    • inflections: excused, excusing, excuses
    • related terms: preexcuse, pre-excuse, excusal, excusable, excuser, excussion, excusation, excusive, excusative
  6. exempt (6 letter word)
    • inflections: exempted, exempting, exempts
    • related terms: unexempt, unexemptable, unexemptible, preexempt, preexemption, pre-exempt, pre-exemption, re-exempt, re-exemption, exemptible, exemption, exemptive
  7. frank (5 letter word)
    • inflections: franked, franking, franks
    • related terms: unfrank, unfrankness, unfrankable, unfrankly, overfrank, overfrankness, overfrankly, prefrank, prefrankness, frankish, frankness, frankable, franker, frankly
  8. gloss (5 letter word)
    • inflections: glossed, glossing, glosses
    • related terms: ungloss, unglossy, overgloss, regloss, glossal, glossarian, glossic, glossist, glossless, glossoid, glossy, glossate, glosser
  9. plead (5 letter word)
    • inflections: pleaded, pleading, pleads, pled
    • related terms: implead, impleadable, impleader, counterplead, interplead, interpleader, misplead, replead, repleader, pleadable, pleader
  10. soothe (6 letter word)
    • inflections: soothed, soothing, soothes
    • related terms: resoothe, soothful, soothless, soother, soothly
  11. spare (5 letter word)
    • inflections: spared, sparing, spares
    • related terms: spareful, spareless, spareness, sparoid, sparesome, spareable, sparer, sparely
  12. spell (5 letter word)
    • inflections: spelled, spelling, spells, spelt
    • related terms: unspell, unspelling, Counterspell, counter-spell, misspell, misspelling, outspell, outspelling, respell, respelling, spellful, spell-free, spell-like, spellable, speller

More specific words for the verb absolve, that have the same number of characters:

  1. abreact (7 letter word)
    • inflections: abreacted, abreacting, abreacts
    • related term: abreaction
  2. comfort (7 letter word)
    • inflections: comforted, comforting, comforts
    • related terms: uncomfort, uncomfortable, discomfort, discomfortable, discomforter, miscomfort, recomfort, comfortful, comfortless, comfortable, comforter, comfortation, comfortative
  3. explain (7 letter word)
    • inflections: explained, explaining, explains
    • related terms: misexplain, overexplain, preexplain, pre-explain, reexplain, re-explain, Underexplain, explainable, explainer
  4. forgive (7 letter word)
    • inflections: forgave, forgiven, forgiving, forgives
    • related terms: misforgive, preforgive, reforgive, reforger, forgiven, forgivable, forgiver
  5. justify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: justified, justifying, justifies
    • related terms: unjustify, unjustifiable, Overjustify, prejustify, rejustify, justifiable, justifier
  6. relieve (7 letter word)
    • inflections: relieved, relieving, relieves
    • related terms: relievable, reliever
  7. warrant (7 letter word)
    • inflections: warranted, warranting, warrants
    • related terms: awarrant, unwarrant, unwarren, prewarrant, rewarrant, warrantee, warrantless, warranty, warrantable, warranter, warrantor, warrantise, warrantize

More specific words for the verb absolve, that have more characters:

  1. deregulate (10 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for absolve)
    • inflections: deregulated, deregulating, deregulates
    • related term: deregulation
  2. derestrict (10 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for absolve)
    • inflections: derestricted, derestricting, derestricts
  3. dispense (8 letter word)
    • inflections: dispensed, dispensing, dispenses
    • related terms: dispensable, dispensible, dispensate, dispenser, dispensation, dispensive, dispensative
  4. extenuate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: extenuated, extenuating, extenuates
    • related terms: extenuation, extenuative
  5. legitimate (10 letter word, one of the longest hyponyms for absolve)
    • inflections: legitimated, legitimating, legitimates
    • related terms: Delegitimate, illegitimate, illegitimation, dislegitimate, legitimism, legitimist, legitimise, legitimize, legitimisation, legitimization, legitimation, legitimity
  6. mitigate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: mitigated, mitigating, mitigates
    • related terms: overmitigate, mitigable, mitigant, mitigation, mitigative
  7. palliate (8 letter word)
    • inflections: palliated, palliating, palliates
    • related terms: palliator, palliation, palliative

More specific phrase for the verb absolve, that has the same number of characters:

  1. let off (7 character phrase)

More specific phrase for the verb absolve, that has more characters:

  1. wash one's hands (16 characters phrase, the longest phrasal hyponym for absolve)

Antonyms of the verb absolve

Opposite words for the verb absolve:

  1. blame (5 letter word)
    • inflections: blamed, blaming, blames
    • related terms: disblame, overblame, reblame, blameful, blameless, blameable, blamer

Related words for the term absolve, that have fewer characters:

  1. acquit (6 letter word)
    • inflections: acquitted, acquitting, acquits
    • related terms: unacquit, preacquit, acquital, acquitment
  2. cancel (6 letter word)
    • inflections: cancelled, cancelling, canceled, canceling, cancels
    • related terms: Autocancel, precancel, precancelling, recancel, cancelling, cancelment, cancelable, canceler, cancelation
  3. clear (5 letter word)
    • inflections: cleared, clearing, clears
    • related terms: unclear, unclearness, unclearable, unclearer, unclearly, Preclear, reclear, reclearance, clearage, clearish, clearness, Cleary, clearable, clearance, clearer, clearly
  4. except (6 letter word)
    • inflections: excepted, excepting, excepts
    • related terms: preexcept, preexception, pre-except, pre-exception, exceptless, excepter, exceptor, exceptious, exceptant, exception, exceptive
  5. pardon (6 letter word)
    • inflections: pardoned, pardoning, pardons
    • related terms: apardon, unpardon, unpardonable, prepardon, pardonee, pardonless, pardonable, pardoner
  6. purge (5 letter word)
    • inflections: purged, purging, purges
    • related terms: depurge, expurge, expurgate, expurgation, expurgative, repurge, purgery, purger, purgation, purgative
  7. remise (6 letter word)
    • inflections: remised, remising, remises
    • related term: remission
  8. remit (5 letter word)
    • inflections: remitted, remitting, remits
    • related terms: preremit, re-remit, remital, remitment

Related words for the term absolve, that have the same number of characters:

  1. amnesty (7 letter word)
    • inflections: amnestied, amnestying, amnesties
  2. confess (7 letter word)
    • inflections: confessed, confessing, confesses
    • related terms: unconfess, preconfess, reconfess, confessable, confesser, confessor, confessant
  3. dismiss (7 letter word)
    • inflections: dismissed, dismissing, dismisses
    • related terms: predismiss, predismissal, redismiss, redismissal, dismissal, dismissable, dismissible, dismisser, dismissive
  4. nonpros (7 letter word)
    • inflections: nonprossed, nonprossing, nonprosses
  5. nullify (7 letter word)
    • inflections: nullified, nullifying, nullifies
    • related terms: renullify, Nullifiable, nullifier
  6. release (7 letter word)
    • inflections: released, releasing, releases
    • related terms: Photorelease, Postrelease, prerelease, rerelease, re-release, releasee, releasable, releasible, releaser, releasor

Related words for the term absolve, that have more characters:

  1. decontaminate (13 letter word)
    • inflections: decontaminated, decontaminating, decontaminates
    • related terms: decontamination, decontaminative
  2. destigmatize (12 letter word)
    • related term: destigmatization
  3. discharge (9 letter word)
    • inflections: discharged, discharging, discharges
    • related terms: overdischarge, Postdischarge, predischarge, redischarge, dischargee, discharger
  4. exculpate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: exculpated, exculpating, exculpates
    • related terms: exculpable, exculpation, exculpative
  5. exonerate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: exonerated, exonerating, exonerates
    • related terms: Exonerable, exoneration, exonerative
  6. obliterate (10 letter word)
    • inflections: obliterated, obliterating, obliterates
    • related terms: obliterable, obliteration, obliterative
  7. vindicate (9 letter word)
    • inflections: vindicated, vindicating, vindicates
    • related terms: contravindicate, revindicate, vindicable, vindication, vindictive, vindicative
  8. whitewash (9 letter word)
    • inflections: whitewashed, whitewashing, whitewashes
    • related term: whitewasher
  9. Absolution (10 letter word)
    • related terms: absolutism, absolutist, absoluter, absolutize, absolutization, absolutive
  10. Absolutions (11 letter word)
    • related terms: absolutism, absolutist, absoluter, absolutize, absolutization, absolution, absolutive
  11. reabsolve (9 letter word)
  12. absolvable (10 letter word)
    • related terms: unabsolvable, absolver, absolvent
  13. absolver (8 letter word)
    • related terms: absolvable, absolvent
  14. absolvent (9 letter word)
    • related terms: absolvable, absolver

Related phrase for the term absolve, that has fewer characters:

  1. let go (6 character phrase)

Related phrases for the term absolve, that have more characters:

  1. administer absolution (21 character phrase)
  2. administer extreme unction (26 character phrase)
  3. declare a moratorium (20 character phrase)
  4. dispense from (13 character phrase)
  5. dispense with (13 character phrase)
  6. exempt from (11 character phrase)
    • related term: unexempt from
  7. give absolution (15 character phrase)
  8. give dispensation from (22 character phrase)
  9. grant amnesty to (16 character phrase)
  10. grant forgiveness (17 character phrase)
  11. grant immunity (14 character phrase)
  12. grant remission (15 character phrase)
  13. hear confession (15 character phrase)
  14. make confession (15 character phrase)
  15. quash the charge (16 character phrase)
  16. receive absolution (18 character phrase)
  17. save the necessity (18 character phrase)
  18. set free (8 character phrase)
  19. wipe out (8 character phrase)
  20. withdraw the charge (19 character phrase)
  21. write off (9 character phrase)
  22. Absolution (religious) (22 character phrase)

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