In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of sins) absolver(from duties) eximir(from duties) dispensarto absolve sb of sth — absolver a algn de algo
- I absolve you of your sins — te absuelvo de tus pecados
- he was absolved of guilt — fue absuelto / eximido de culpa
- to absolve sb from sth — eximir / dispensar a algn de algo
- he asked to be absolved from his duties — pidió ser eximido / dispensado de sus obligaciones
- Maybe it will absolve you from legal liability in an American court of law, but the moral responsibility remains because you are unsure if your users are lying about their ages.
- Instead he sent a message of support paying tribute to those who took part in the dispute and added: ‘I was proud to be part of it and I know that history will absolve us.’
- Recovering, he is absolved of his guilt by the understanding daughter.
- There, he says, the cost of calling you or attaching a note to the bottle was low, hence the supplier's failure to secure your consent absolves you of all obligation to pay.
- The candidate takes the failure on himself and, in that way, absolves his followers of responsibility for the defeat and allows them to go on their way with a feeling of closure.
- Zoë, as loving in her death as she was in her life, tried to absolve her family from guilt.
- The film absolves us of any obligation to remember the disasters that followed.
- The fact that it's wildlife absolves us of the moral question that hangs in the air when we see footage of humans in mortal danger - why didn't the camera crew do something to help?
- At a single stroke it absolves you from registering any sort of protest yourself as well as from paying any further attention to the speaker, and it gives you something interesting to look at.
- At the same time, the right to free speech does not absolve us from our duty to behave responsibly.
- By concentrating all evil in the oppressors, it absolves the victims from examining their own failings.
- Readying ourselves for conventional war does not, however, absolve us from undertaking a major transformation in the way we think about, and conceive of, the use of military force.
- Ignorance does not absolve you from the rule of law you know.
- His neatly circumscribed theory can, he believes, organize human experience and explain human nature; it also absolves him of responsibility.
- He absolves us of responsibility for our fitness.
- Vieira absolved any individuals of blame for the shocking defensive display in Munich, but revealed his frustration at yet another European campaign that could be thrown away.
- And therefore I was absolved from having to get up at a ridiculous time and then pay ten pounds for breakfast given that I'd already taken part in the ritual.
- It is only when Conrad's case is taken on by an understanding therapist who absolves him of his guilt that he can be cured.
- It would doubtless be of great comfort to us both if there were some form that we could sign absolving doctors of any blame, so that a professional person could administer a quick injection when the time came.
- Rather than having a genuine buy-in to reducing the number of bags used and making sure that they don't get into the environment, a plastic bag levy absolves people of responsibility.
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