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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In this regard, we must have a specific goal, which is to close the door to the renewal of the waste crisis, but this does not absolve us from developing a plan to solve the waste crisis in all regions, from Akkar and Tripoli to Naqoura and Hasbani.
Manfred Engel's comment that our relatively low consumption of fossil fuels should absolve us from taking action to lower our emissions misses the point (Letters, PE November).
But this doesn't absolve us from blame because we can always say no.
Blaming others only does not absolve us from the guilt.
This, however, does not absolve us from our responsibility towards treatment and rehabilitation of the concerned patients, he said.
He added: "There are encouraging signs, but that does not absolve us from taking the essential steps that must be taken to ensure that the whole economic structure of this country is on the road to recovery.
With our adherence to the business-asusual set of assumptions which underpin the basic business school portfolio of programmes, our collective silence will not absolve us from subsequent accusations of complicity and duplicity.
Though justified, the Arab's hatred of the US policy in the Arab-Israeli conflict does not absolve us from following the developments in Washington, nor does the Arab's condemnation of the American invasion of Iraq.
This is reassuring, and although it does not absolve us from wanting to do better, it does create a sense of perspective.
It's hard to believe that when, we ourselves suffer, but seems to absolve us from the work of charity if we apply that logic to the suffering of others.
Sir Roy Meadow is now in the spotlight, but if he is eventually found wanting that does not absolve us from responsibility.
They lived before us and did not absolve us from the responsibility of independent thought or of deciding for ourselves what suits us best.
The tendency to look away and thereby confirm the Othering of violence and the abyss of a terror torn reality does not absolve us from a constructive and compassionate role in witnessing -- something we cannot escape.
The uncertainty of potential outcomes cannot absolve us from responsibility to those affected in distant times and places.
But this does not absolve us from the need to be particularly vigilant.