Abscond vs Absolve - What's the difference?

abscond | absolve |


In lang=en terms the difference between abscond and absolve

is that abscond is to withdraw from while absolve is to pass a course or test; to gain credit for a class; to qualify academically.

In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between abscond and absolve

is that abscond is (obsolete) to conceal; to take away while absolve is (obsolete) to finish; to accomplish .

As verbs the difference between abscond and absolve

is that abscond is (intransitive|reflexive|archaic) to hide, to be in hiding or concealment while absolve is to set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc)
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abscond

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (intransitive, reflexive, archaic) To hide, to be in hiding or concealment.
  • * 1691-1735 , (John Ray), The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation [http://books.google.com/books?id=rRI5AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA300&dq=intitle:works+of+creation+inauthor:ray&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mpnNUZHMJ4Pu0gGZo4GICw&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=snippet&q=absconds&f=false]
  • the Marmotto , live upon its own Fat.
  • (reflexive) To flee, often secretly; to steal away, particularly to avoid arrest or prosecution.
  • * 1848 , (Thomas Babington Macaulay), , Ch. 13
  • ... that very homesickness which, in regular armies, drives so many recruits to abscond at the risk of stripes and of death.
  • * 1911 , (Ambrose Bierce), (w, The Devil's Dictionary)
  • Spring beckons! All things to the call respond;
    The trees are leaving and cashiers abscond .
  • To withdraw from.
  • * 2006 , Richard Rojcewicz, The Gods And Technology: A Reading Of Heidegger , ISBN 0791482308.
  • Modern technology accompanies the absconding of the original attitude.
  • * 2009 , Sonia Brill, Relationships Without Anger , ISBN 144902789X.
  • You cannot abscond from the responsibility both you and your partner owe to this event, and that includes dealing with anger issues and any other emotional issues that come with it.
  • (obsolete) To conceal; to take away.
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  • (label) To evade, to hide or flee from.
  • The captain absconded his responsibility
  • * 2006 , Aldo E. Chircop, Olof Lindén, Places of Refuge for Ships , ISBN 900414952X.
  • If the distress situation is solved succesfully, the anonymous shipowner will reap the commercial benefit, if the situation ends in disaster, the shipowner will hide behind an anonymous post box in a foreign country and will abscond responsibility.
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    absolve

    English

    Verb

    (absolv)
  • To set free, release or discharge (from obligations, debts, responsibility etc.).
  • You will absolve a subject from his allegiance.
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  • (obsolete) To resolve; to explain; to solve.
  • * '>citation
  • To pronounce free from or give absolution for a penalty, blame, or guilt.
  • (legal) To pronounce not guilty; to grant a pardon for.
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  • (theology) To grant a remission of sin; to give absolution to.
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  • (theology) To remit a sin; to give absolution for a sin.
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  • (obsolete) To finish; to accomplish.
  • * , line 94
  • and the work begun, how soon absolv’d ,
  • To pass a course or test; to gain credit for a class; to qualify academically.
  • Usage notes

    * Normally followed by the word from . * Normally followed by the word from .

    Synonyms

    * (set free) excuse, exempt, free, release * (pronounce free or give absolution) acquit, exculpate, exonerate, pardon, remit, vindicate * remit

    Derived terms

    * absolver

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