absolve (one) of (something)

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absolve (one) of (something)

To declare that someone is free from blame or responsibility for something. Once Betty saw the security footage of a different employee stealing money from the cash register, she absolved Jacob of the crime. I know you're sorry. I absolve you of your guilt, son. I know you feel horrible, but you did cheat on her, Jack. No one can absolve you of that.
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