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")

Antonyms of adj absolved

1 sense of absolved

Sense 1
absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated -- (freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated")

INDIRECT (VIA innocent) -> guilty -- (responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds")

Similarity of adj absolved

1 sense of absolved

Sense 1
absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, vindicated -- (freed from any question of guilt; "is absolved from all blame"; "was now clear of the charge of cowardice"; "his official honor is vindicated")
       => innocent (vs. guilty), guiltless, clean-handed -- (free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty")

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