What does exonerate mean?

Definitions for exonerateɪgˈzɒn əˌreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word exonerate.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exonerate

    egz-on′ėr-āt, v.t. to free from the burden of blame or obligation: to acquit.—n. Exonerā′tion, act of exonerating or freeing from a charge or blame.—adj. Exon′erative, freeing from a burden or obligation. [L. exonerāre, -ātumex, from, onus, oneris, burden.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exonerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exonerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for exonerate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • оправдавам, освобождавам от задължениеBulgarian
  • ospravedlnitCzech
  • befreien, lossprechen, erleichtern, entbinden, ausleeren, freisprechen, entleeren, entlasten, abfließen, abnehmenGerman
  • exculpar, exonerarSpanish
  • ontheffen, vrijsprekenDutch
  • освобождать, оправдать, разгрузить, опустошаться, освободить, оправдывать, разгружать, опустошитьсяRussian
  • frikänna, rentvåSwedish
  • ปลดเปลื้องภาระThai
  • 开脱Chinese

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