Antonyms of verb absolve

1 of 2 senses of absolve

Sense 2
absolve, justify, free -- (let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility")
       Antonym of blame (Sense 1)
      => blame, fault -- (put or pin the blame on)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb absolve

2 senses of absolve

Sense 1
shrive, absolve -- (grant remission of a sin to; "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's")
       => forgive -- (stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday")

Sense 2
absolve, justify, free -- (let off the hook; "I absolve you from this responsibility")
       => forgive -- (stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday")

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