absolve (one) from

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absolve (one) from

To declare that someone is free from blame or responsibility for something. The evidence that the defense attorney presented in court convinced the jury to absolve his client from the crime. I know you're sorry. I absolve you from your guilt, son.
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absolve someone from something

 and absolve someone of something
to prove that an accused person is innocent of something; to demonstrate that someone is not responsible for something. Bob attempted to absolve himself of the crime.
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I would like to believe that this privilege given to priests who hears confession is a big concession, because prior to the Holy Father's move, only bishops can absolve one from excommunication (resulting from abortion), Cruz said.
The Ganga River Ghats at Varanasi, India, are full of pilgrims who flock there to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins.
Maybe not, but as NATOPS stipulates in its opening lines, blindly following emergency procedures is neither a substitute for sound judgment, nor does it absolve one from managing risks.