1. To cease to project blame and release feelings of anger, resentment, grief, etc. towards a real or perceived offender or perpetrator. 2. The result of fully releasing the trapped emotional energy from a perpetration or violation. 3. To relent, give up, and stop wanting to punish or exact retribution. 4. To absolve a debt from payment. 5. To grant pardon for a mistake, absolve of penalty, free from obligation.