Meaning of ABSOLVE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ əb-ˈzälv, -ˈsälv, -ˈzȯlv, -ˈsȯlv also without ]

l transitive verb

( ab·solved ; ab·solv·ing )

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin absolvere, from ab- + solvere to loosen — more at solve

Date: 15th century

1. : to set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt

2. : to remit (a sin) by absolution

Synonyms: see exculpate

• ab·solv·er noun

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