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She careens her way across the globe, looking for clues to absolve her and drawing police attention in the process.

From Time

The company denied the claims, pointing out that its 2014 purchase of the hospitals included contract language absolving it of any future liability for the retirement plan.

While Winner’s less-than-cautious handling of the material might have led the NSA to her eventually, Poitras said in an interview that that should not absolve the Intercept of responsibility to handle the information carefully.

I’m not proposing to tell you the magical policy that will fix this, or to judge what the platforms would have to do to absolve themselves of this responsibility.

When you’re ludicrously late to school or work, or when you miss your brother’s wedding, all you need is to invoke me, traffic, and your fellow Californians will absolve you of your tardiness.

From Fortune

Many were just eager to forget, absolve, or overlook serious accusations, simply because doing so would be hugely convenient.

Yet the essay does not absolve the Left from paranoid thinking.

On the one hand, he is trying to absolve Skyler of his sins.

Social media, Sharif emphasized, has been an indispensable tool for Saudi women “to absolve the gender apartheid.”

Will they absolve him of stealing papal documents and leaking them to the press, and let him go?

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.

I cannot yet absolve you from your promise since my own actions in Austria have been far from conventional.

Can you pretend an excuse now may absolve you, Or any thing like honest, to bring you off?

Decide to do one or the other quickly: to punish, or to absolve.


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On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to absolve, such as: acquit, exempt, exonerate, forgive, pardon, and relieve.

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