exonerate


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ex·on·er·ate

 (ĭg-zŏn′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. ex·on·er·at·ed, ex·on·er·at·ing, ex·on·er·ates
1. To free from blame.
2. To free from a responsibility, obligation, or task.

[Middle English exoneraten, from Latin exonerāre, exonerāt-, to free from a burden : ex-, ex- + onus, oner-, burden.]

ex·on′er·a′tion n.
ex·on′er·a′tive adj.

exonerate

(ɪɡˈzɒnəˌreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to clear or absolve from blame or a criminal charge
2. to relieve from an obligation or task; exempt
[C16: from Latin exonerāre to free from a burden, from onus a burden]
exˌonerˈation n
exˈonerative adj
exˈonerˌator n

ex•on•er•ate

(ɪgˈzɒn əˌreɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to clear from accusation, guilt, or blame.
2. to relieve from an obligation, duty, or task.
[1515–25; late Middle English < Latin exonerātus, past participle of exonerāre to unburden, discharge =ex- ex-1 + onerāre to load]
ex•on`er•a′tion, n.
ex•on′er•a`tive, adj.
ex•on′er•a`tor, n.
syn: See absolve.

exonerate


Past participle: exonerated
Gerund: exonerating

Imperative
exonerate
exonerate
Present
I exonerate
you exonerate
he/she/it exonerates
we exonerate
you exonerate
they exonerate
Preterite
I exonerated
you exonerated
he/she/it exonerated
we exonerated
you exonerated
they exonerated
Present Continuous
I am exonerating
you are exonerating
he/she/it is exonerating
we are exonerating
you are exonerating
they are exonerating
Present Perfect
I have exonerated
you have exonerated
he/she/it has exonerated
we have exonerated
you have exonerated
they have exonerated
Past Continuous
I was exonerating
you were exonerating
he/she/it was exonerating
we were exonerating
you were exonerating
they were exonerating
Past Perfect
I had exonerated
you had exonerated
he/she/it had exonerated
we had exonerated
you had exonerated
they had exonerated
Future
I will exonerate
you will exonerate
he/she/it will exonerate
we will exonerate
you will exonerate
they will exonerate
Future Perfect
I will have exonerated
you will have exonerated
he/she/it will have exonerated
we will have exonerated
you will have exonerated
they will have exonerated
Future Continuous
I will be exonerating
you will be exonerating
he/she/it will be exonerating
we will be exonerating
you will be exonerating
they will be exonerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exonerating
you have been exonerating
he/she/it has been exonerating
we have been exonerating
you have been exonerating
they have been exonerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exonerating
you will have been exonerating
he/she/it will have been exonerating
we will have been exonerating
you will have been exonerating
they will have been exonerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exonerating
you had been exonerating
he/she/it had been exonerating
we had been exonerating
you had been exonerating
they had been exonerating
Conditional
I would exonerate
you would exonerate
he/she/it would exonerate
we would exonerate
you would exonerate
they would exonerate
Past Conditional
I would have exonerated
you would have exonerated
he/she/it would have exonerated
we would have exonerated
you would have exonerated
they would have exonerated

exonerate

To free a person of any blame.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exonerate - pronounce not guilty of criminal chargesexonerate - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
vindicate - clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
whitewash - exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
purge - clear of a charge
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"

exonerate

verb acquit, clear, excuse, pardon, justify, discharge, vindicate, absolve, exculpate The official report exonerated the school of any blame.

exonerate

verb
To free from a charge or imputation of guilt:
Law: acquit, purge.
Translations

exonerate

[ɪgˈzɒnəreɪt] VT to exonerate sb (from) [+ obligations, blame] → exonerar a algn (de)

exonerate

[ɪgˈzɒnəreɪt] vtdisculper
to exonerate sb from sth → disculper qn de qch

exonerate

vtentlasten (from von)

exonerate

[ɪgˈzɒnəˌreɪt] vt (frm) to exonerate sb (from sth)discolpare qn (da qc)
References in classic literature ?
But it accomplished nothing other than to convince me that there were several officers upon it who were in full sympathy with Johnson, for, though no charges had been preferred against him, the board went out of its way specifically to exonerate him in its findings.
No, certainly; I exonerate my sister from such degraded tastes, and my mother too, if you included her in your animadversions.
I imagine one cannot exonerate such a man from blame, though he is your brother," said Alexey Alexandrovitch severely.
He explained that his partner was then absent on an enterprise of importance, and that it particularly behoved himself publicly to accept the blame of what he had rashly done, and publicly to exonerate his partner from all participation in the responsibility of it, lest the successful conduct of that enterprise should be endangered by the slightest suspicion wrongly attaching to his partner's honour and credit in another country.
Surely,' said Rose, 'the poor child's story, faithfully repeated to these men, will be sufficient to exonerate him.
I don't think it would exonerate him, either with them, or with legal functionaries of a higher grade.
Inchbare's description (vague as you will presently find it to be) completely exonerates that man," said Sir Patrick, pointing to Geoffrey still asleep in his chair.
Researchers Samuel Gross, Barbara O'Brien, Chen Hu, and Edward H Kennedy, from the University of Michigan Law School, the Michigan State University College of Law, the American College of Radiology Clinical Research Center, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, respectively, came up with this stunning figure by using the exoneration rate on death row and extending it to inmates whose capital punishment has been replaced by life imprisonment, at which point efforts to exonerate them largely subside.
Also in April, the Iranian foreign ministry expressed the hope that Malaysian courts would issue non-political verdicts for the Iranian citizens and exonerate them.
PPS decided to represent Odeh and was able to exonerate him when the settler's allegations were proven false after Odeh had already spent 171 days in jail.
To date, the Innocence Project has worked to exonerate over 280 individuals who were wrongfully convicted.
He was fully exonerated by the Crown Prosecution Service," they brief, forgetting the CPS doesn't have it in its power to exonerate anybody.