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ex·cul·pate

 (ĕk′skəl-pāt′, ĭk-skŭl′-)
tr.v. ex·cul·pat·ed, ex·cul·pat·ing, ex·cul·pates
To clear of guilt or blame.

[Medieval Latin exculpāre, exculpāt- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin culpa, guilt.]

ex·cul′pa·ble (ĭk-skŭl′pə-bəl) adj.
ex′cul·pa′tion n.

exculpate

(ˈɛkskʌlˌpeɪt; ɪkˈskʌlpeɪt)
vb
(tr) to free from blame or guilt; vindicate or exonerate
[C17: from Medieval Latin exculpāre, from Latin ex-1 + culpāre to blame, from culpa fault, blame]
exculpable adj
ˌexculˈpation n
exˈculpatory adj

ex•cul•pate

(ˈɛk skʌlˌpeɪt, ɪkˈskʌl peɪt)

v.t. -pat•ed, -pat•ing.
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate.
[1650–60; ex-1 + Latin culpātus, past participle of culpāre to blame; see culpable]
ex•cul′pa•ble (-pə bəl) adj.
ex`cul•pa′tion, n.

exculpate


Past participle: exculpated
Gerund: exculpating

Imperative
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Present
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we exculpate
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Preterite
I exculpated
you exculpated
he/she/it exculpated
we exculpated
you exculpated
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Present Continuous
I am exculpating
you are exculpating
he/she/it is exculpating
we are exculpating
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they are exculpating
Present Perfect
I have exculpated
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we have exculpated
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Past Continuous
I was exculpating
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Past Perfect
I had exculpated
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he/she/it had exculpated
we had exculpated
you had exculpated
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Future
I will exculpate
you will exculpate
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Future Perfect
I will have exculpated
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he/she/it will have exculpated
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Future Continuous
I will be exculpating
you will be exculpating
he/she/it will be exculpating
we will be exculpating
you will be exculpating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exculpating
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he/she/it has been exculpating
we have been exculpating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exculpating
you will have been exculpating
he/she/it will have been exculpating
we will have been exculpating
you will have been exculpating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exculpating
you had been exculpating
he/she/it had been exculpating
we had been exculpating
you had been exculpating
they had been exculpating
Conditional
I would exculpate
you would exculpate
he/she/it would exculpate
we would exculpate
you would exculpate
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Past Conditional
I would have exculpated
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exculpate

To clear someone of any guilt or blame.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.exculpate - pronounce not guilty of criminal chargesexculpate - 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"

exculpate

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

exculpate

[ˈekskʌlpeɪt] VTexculpar

exculpate

vt (form) personfreisprechen, exkulpieren (liter)(from von); to exculpate oneselfsich rechtfertigen

exculpate

[ˈɛkskʌlˌpeɪt] vt (frm) to exculpate (from)scagionare (da), discolpare (da)
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