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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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exonerate

To free a person of any blame.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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exonerate

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

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

exonerate

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

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

vtentlasten (from von)
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exonerate

[ɪgˈzɒnəˌreɪt] vt (frm) to exonerate sb (from sth)discolpare qn (da qc)
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References in classic literature ?
Concurrently with this measure (the description of which cost Mr Rugg innumerable wry faces and great uneasiness in his limbs), he would address a letter to all the creditors, exonerating his partner in a solemn manner, informing them of the stoppage of the House until their pleasure could be known and his partner communicated with, and humbly submitting himself to their direction.
Broadsides in the streets, signed with her father's name, exonerating the late Stephen Blackpool, weaver, from misplaced suspicion, and publishing the guilt of his own son, with such extenuation as his years and temptation (he could not bring himself to add, his education) might beseech; were of the Present.
To go out into the world; to enter upon a new life; to act for myself; to exercise my unused faculties; to try my unknown powers; to earn my own maintenance, and something to comfort and help my father, mother, and sister, besides exonerating them from the provision of my food and clothing; to show papa what his little Agnes could do; to convince mamma and Mary that I was not quite the helpless, thoughtless being they supposed.
It interested him, and he would like to have the means of knowing more--as, for instance, that she received the exonerating paper, and that it satisfied her--by opening some channel altogether independent of Lightwood: who likewise had seen Julius Handford, who had publicly advertised for Julius Handford, and whom of all men he, the Secretary, most avoided.
I gave her mother a form of letter to write to Miss Halcombe, exonerating me from any bad motive in putting her under restraint.
"He had several pieces of paper from military legal departments exonerating him for an incident, yet a rural police force, which I would have thought had better things to do, sent half a dozen police cars around to arrest him," said Mr Paterson.
However, Mueller fell short of completely exonerating the US President when it came down to concerns regarding obstruction of justice.
"But Special Counsel Mueller clearly and explicitly is not exonerating the President, and we must hear from AG Barr about his decision making and see all the underlying evidence for the American people to know all the facts," he stressed.
The report summary did not draw a conclusion as to whether Mr Trump illegally obstructed justice - not exonerating the president.
Since the verdict of the Court has been announced exonerating AKDS from having committed any of the alleged violations of the Code of Conduct for brokers, we therefore wish to put the record straight for our stakeholders and especially for our valued clients.