[ ig-zon-uh-rey-tid ]
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  1. having been cleared of an accusation or freed from blame:After years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, the exonerated man walks out of the prison gates and into the light of day.

  1. Usually the exonerated . a person or persons who have been cleared of an accusation or freed from blame:She is currently the director of a nonprofit that advocates against the death penalty and for the exonerated.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of exonerate.

Origin of exonerated


Other words from exonerated

  • un·ex·on·er·at·ed, adjective

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How to use exonerated in a sentence

  • All wages are explained, and low wages are exonerated, on what seems to be an undeniable ground of fact.

  • As to the people on board the vessel, I exonerated them then, and I exonerate them now, from all blame.

  • Wilbur fully exonerated Margaret for what she did in the case of Martha Wallingford in the light of this revelation.

    The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • And the reply, 'Her ladyship directed me sir, exonerated Lord Ormont so far.

  • The confession therein entirely exonerated Leo, and he could again hold up his head.

    The Pagan's Cup | Fergus Hume