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.

  1. to clear from accusation, guilt, or blame.

  2. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate(verb)

    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

    "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"


  1. exonerate(Verb)

    To relieve (someone or something) of a load; to unburden (a load).

  2. exonerate(Verb)

    Of a body of water, to discharge (oneself), empty oneself.

  3. exonerate(Verb)

    To free from an obligation, responsibility or task.

  4. exonerate(Verb)

    To free from accusation or blame.

  5. Origin: From the participle stem of exonerare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exonerate(verb)

    to unload; to disburden; to discharge

  2. Exonerate(verb)

    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

  3. Exonerate(verb)

    to discharge from duty or obligation, as a ball


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