exonerate

exonerate
UK [ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪt] / US [ɪɡˈzɑnəˌreɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "exonerate":
present tense I/you/we/they exonerate he/she/it exonerates present participle exonerating past tense exonerated past participle exonerated formal
to officially state or prove that someone is not to be blamed for something

The evidence completely exonerates the President.

exonerate someone of/from something:

The report did not exonerate the soldiers of responsibility.


Derived word:
exoneration
UK [ɪɡˌzɒnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ɪɡˌzɑnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n] noun uncountable

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  • exonerate — ex·on·er·ate /ig zä nə ˌrāt, eg / vt at·ed, at·ing [Latin exonerare to relieve, free, discharge, from ex out + onerare to burden, from oner onus load] 1: to relieve esp. of a charge, obligation, or hardship 2: to clear from accusation or blame… …   Law dictionary

  • exonerate — UK US /ɪgˈzɒnəreɪt/ verb [T] FORMAL LAW ► to show or say officially that someone or something is not guilty of something: »We have proof which will completely exonerate him. exonerate sb from sth »I do not wholly exonerate her from blame.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Exonerate — Ex*on er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exonerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exonerating}.] [L. exoneratus, p. p. of exonerare to free from a burden; ex out, from onerare to load, onus load. See {Onerous}.] 1. To unload; to disburden; to discharge. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exonerate — ► VERB 1) officially absolve from blame. 2) (exonerate from) release (someone) from (a duty or obligation). DERIVATIVES exoneration noun. ORIGIN Latin exonerare free from a burden …   English terms dictionary

  • exonerate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. exoneratus, pp. of exonerare remove a burden, discharge, unload, from ex off (see EX (Cf. ex )) + onerare to unload; overload, oppress, from onus (gen. oneris) burden (see ONUS (Cf. onus)). Rela …   Etymology dictionary

  • exonerate — acquit, vindicate, absolve, *exculpate Analogous words: *relieve, lighten, alleviate: *excuse, remit Antonyms: charge (a person with a task, a duty, a crime) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • exonerate — [v] excuse, clear of responsibility or blame absolve, acquit, disburden, discharge, dismiss, except, exculpate, exempt, free, justify, let off*, let off hook*, liberate, pardon, release, relieve, sanitize, vindicate, whitewash*, wipe slate… …   New thesaurus

  • exonerate — [eg zän′ər āt΄, igzän′ə rāt΄] vt. exonerated, exonerating [< L exoneratus, pp. of exonerare, to disburden < ex , out + onerare, to load < onus (gen. oneris), a burden: see ONUS] 1. to relieve of (a duty, obligation, etc.) 2. to free from …   English World dictionary

  • exonerate — v. (D; tr.) to exonerate from * * * [ɪg zɒnəreɪt] (D; tr.) to exonerate from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • exonerate — ex|on|er|ate [ ıg zanə,reıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to officially state or prove that someone is not to blame for something: CLEAR: The evidence completely exonerates the President. exonerate someone of/from something: The report did not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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