verb (used with object), ex·on·er·at·ed, ex·on·er·at·ing.
Origin of exonerate
Examples from the Web for exonerated
Vasquez, who has borderline ID, was exonerated in 1989, four years after his conviction.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After spending four years in prison, both were exonerated by an appeals court in 2011.
The hitch was that the genetic profile has to be removed from the database if the person is exonerated.
McCollum learned the truth only after nearly 30 years, as a result of the same DNA test that exonerated both brothers.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat|Michael Daly|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And at the same time, while I was developing that, I did a play called The Exonerated.Tony Goldwyn Tackles Political Scandal Again on ‘The Divide’|Jason Lynch|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By standing bail, General Bragg gave a most positive proof that he exonerated Grenfell from any malpractices.Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863|Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
He has exonerated himself, and no doubt, when confronted with Hervey, will be able to silence that blackguard.The Green Mummy|Fergus Hume
She could not have wished it the reverse; she was exonerated.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
He must be exonerated; his reputation must emerge without a stain.The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead
All wages are explained, and low wages are exonerated, on what seems to be an undeniable ground of fact.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for exonerated
Word Origin for exonerate
Word Origin and History for exonerated
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.