Definitions for exonerateɪgˈzɒn əˌreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•on•er•ate*ɪgˈzɒn əˌreɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
to clear from accusation, guilt, or blame.
to relieve from an obligation, duty, or task.
* Syn: See absolve.
Origin of exonerate:
1515–25; late ME < L exonerātus, ptp. of exonerāre to unburden, discharge =ex-ex -1+onerāre to load
acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate(verb)
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
To relieve (someone or something) of a load; to unburden (a load).
Of a body of water, to discharge (oneself), empty oneself.
To free from an obligation, responsibility or task.
To free from accusation or blame.
Origin: From the participle stem of exonerare.
to unload; to disburden; to discharge
to relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge, obligation, or load of blame resting on one; to clear of something that lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or imputation; as, to exonerate one's self from blame, or from the charge of avarice
to discharge from duty or obligation, as a ball
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