Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABSOLVE

Were I to be queen of the universe, that dignity should not absolve me from my duty to you and to my father.

That would be to absolve him from living, since it is life itself that is the burden.

There is no suggestion here that religion will absolve any man from bearing burdens.

But I may also neglect this reflex standard and absolve me to myself.

Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.

I am glad that I had strength and courage to absolve thee before I fell.

I turned to the Patriarch and put the question whether he would so absolve me.

And yet, how is it possible to absolve her for her inexplicable behaviour to me?

"Your word was given to me, and I absolve you from it," she said.

You have now a right to know my history, and if you repent, I absolve you from all obligations.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin absolvere "set free, loosen, acquit," from ab- "from" (see ab-) + solvere "loosen" (see solve). Related: Absolved; absolving.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABSOLVE

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.