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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -ātum—ex, from, onus, oneris, burden.]
The numerical value of exonerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of exonerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to seek to vacate a wrongful conviction.
We believe the Navy will exonerate Chaplain Chaplain Modder and restore Chaplain Modder to continue Chaplain Modder true calling of ministering to sailors and Marines as Chaplain Modder has done for the past 15 years.
But we can't exonerate the West for its insulting of the prophet. I'm not justifying what happened, but these are causes, just as we condemn extremists, we must also condemn these freedoms that have reached the point of insulting the prophet.
In a few instances, new evidence is discovered and, on rare occasions, mistakes are found, whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to seek to vacate a wrongful conviction.
Body cameras won't solve every problem in policing. But having video of police officers' interactions with the public will help hold officers' accountable for misconduct, quickly exonerate officers who are wrongly accused, and help the public understand the powers we give police and how they use them.
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- оправдавам, освобождавам от задължениеBulgarian
- befreien, lossprechen, erleichtern, entbinden, ausleeren, freisprechen, entleeren, entlasten, abfließen, abnehmenGerman
- exculpar, exonerarSpanish
- ontheffen, vrijsprekenDutch
- освобождать, оправдать, разгрузить, опустошаться, освободить, оправдывать, разгружать, опустошитьсяRussian
- frikänna, rentvåSwedish
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