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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.]
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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]
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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]
syn: See absolve.
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Past participle: exonerated
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To free a person of any blame.
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|Verb||1.||exonerate - 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
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verb acquit, clear, excuse, pardon, justify, discharge, vindicate, absolve, exculpate The official report exonerated the school of any blame.
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exonerate[ɪgˈzɒnəreɪt] VT to exonerate sb (from) [+ obligations, blame] → exonerar a algn (de)
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vt → entlasten (from von)
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exonerate[ɪgˈzɒnəˌreɪt] vt (frm) to exonerate sb (from sth) → discolpare qn (da qc)
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