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absolves

verb
present tense third-person singular of absolve

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to free from a charge of wrongdoing
  • no amount of remorse will absolve shoplifters who are caught, and all cases will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law

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“Absolves.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/absolves. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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