verb (used with object), ex·on·er·at·ed, ex·on·er·at·ing.
Origin of exonerate
Examples from the Web for exonerate
Those books might seek to exonerate, but duBois wants to explain.
A new report appears to exonerate Susan Rice for public statements following the Benghazi attack.Michael Tomasky on How John McCain Humiliated Himself on Susan Rice|Michael Tomasky|November 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“The Democrat Party will always be here to oppose any attempt” to exonerate Thaksin, he said on national TV.
Other human studies that seemed to exonerate cellphones are also problematic.
This includes a disinformation campaign to exonerate the military by saying it takes orders from plain-clothed state security.
If this be true, it was very disgraceful of Huskisson, but it does not 425 exonerate Peel.A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1852 - (Volume 3 of 3)|Charles C. F. Greville
I am not here to exonerate myself from fault, Ringrose, and not even altogether from crime.Young Blood|E. W. Hornung
She could not go on as she had been doing, merely in the hope of stumbling upon some clew that would serve to exonerate her.The White Moll|Frank L. Packard
I exonerate the American Legion as an organization of the responsibility of this.The Centralia Conspiracy|Ralph Chaplin
She could free, exonerate, glorify him, and in doing so claim him for her own.From the Ranks|Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for exonerate
Word Origin for exonerate
Word Origin and History for exonerate
mid-15c., from Latin exoneratus, past participle of exonerare "remove a burden, discharge, unload," from ex- "off" (see ex-) + onerare "to unload; overload, oppress," from onus (genitive oneris) "burden" (see onus). Related: Exonerated; exonerating.