- to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate: He was exonerated from the accusation of cheating.
- to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.
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Related Words for exoneratesacquit, vindicate, pardon, dismiss, absolve, exempt, discharge, justify, exculpate, relieve, whitewash, except, free, sanitize, release, liberate, disburden
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Historical Examples of exonerates
I want to get to the truth, and any truth which exonerates you will be very welcome to me.The Man Who Knew
I don't see that that exonerates the man who gives up the keys of the sanctuary, as it were.The Touchstone
The statement at once exonerates the Prince of two faults with which his memory has been taxed, those of cowardice and obstinacy.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
Carlyle deals with the subject in detail in his "Life of Frederick," and exonerates the King.
He commends certain officers as deserving rewards, and exonerates many of the religious from the blame of harassing the Indians.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898
Emma Helen Blair
- to clear or absolve from blame or a criminal charge
- to relieve from an obligation or task; exempt