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absolver

ab·solve
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-zolv, -solv]
    • /æbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-zolv, -solv]
    • /æbˈzɒlv, -ˈsɒlv/

Definitions of absolver word

  • verb with object absolver to free from guilt or blame or their consequences: The court absolved her of guilt in his death. 1
  • verb with object absolver to set free or release, as from some duty, obligation, or responsibility (usually followed by from): to be absolved from one's oath. 1
  • verb with object absolver to grant pardon for. 1
  • verb with object absolver Ecclesiastical. to grant or pronounce remission of sins to. to remit (a sin) by absolution. to declare (censure, as excommunication) removed. 1
  • noun absolver Agent noun of absolve; one who absolves. (First attested in the late 16th century.). 1

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Origin of absolver

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
1525-35; < Latin absolvere, equivalent to ab- ab- + solvere to loosen; see solve

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Parts of speech for Absolver

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

absolver popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

absolver usage trend in Literature

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