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Word: Absolve

Absolve (Verb)

Sentence with Context:

In the sixteenth century, rich individuals could be absolved of their sins by purchasing an indulgence from the church. The flagrant flogging of indulgences by the Pope to raise funds to build St Peter’s in Rome led Martin Luther to nail his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, unleashing the Reformation.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Judgements after judgements are opening up the bank accounts and assets of 63 Moons Technologies. More importantly, the big issue of corruption has not stuck on his sleeves. Court orders are absolving him of all the charges one after another as no agency could prove even a single paisa of wrongdoing on his part, nor on the part of his companies.

Source: www.sundayguardianlive.com

Meaning: Declare (someone) free from guilt, obligation, or punishment


Exonerate, Exculpate, Discharge, Acquit, Vindicate, Release, Relieve, Liberate, Free


Blame, Condemn, Punish, Charge, Convict

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Absolve” rhymes with “Dissolve“. Imagine someone dissolving all your crime lumps and making you free!

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