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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)
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But to the public that is already disgusted with the plethora of acquittals and pre-trial exonerations performed by the judiciary, this is already judicial impunity at its worst in the history of the country," De Lima said.
Reacting to the CA's ruling in favor of Reyes, De Lima said the public 'that is already disgusted with the plethora of acquittals and pre-trial exonerations performed by the judiciary (sees this as) judicial impunity at its worst in the history of the country.
The Innocence Project is an academic legal clinic in which law students and faculty review claims of innocence submitted by convicted prisoners, then seek exonerations in those cases that warrant it.
DNA testing and evidence has been used in criminal exonerations since 1989.
According to the National Registry of Exonerations, since 1989 there have been more than 2,000 individuals exonerated through late-coming evidence, such as DNA tests, recanted testimony, and admissions of guilt by others.
aspx) National Registry of Exonerations , a joint project run between the University of Michigan, Michigan State and University of California, Irvine, examined the cases of 1,900 people in the U.
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There have been 337 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States.
The National Registry of Exonerations (NRE), (2) a project of the University of Michigan Law School "provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989--cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence.