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Meaning of EXONERATE

Pronunciation:  ig'zânu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
 

EXONERATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate
 
 Antonyms: convict
 
 See Also: judge, label, pronounce, purge, vindicate, whitewash

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*on"er*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exonerated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Exonerating}.] [L. exoneratus, p. p. of
exonerare to free from a burden; ex out, from onerare to
load, onus load. See {Onerous}.]
1. To unload; to disburden; to discharge. [Obs.]

         All exonerate themselves into one common duct.
                                               --Ray.

2. 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. --Burke.

3. To discharge from duty or obligation, as a ball.

Syn: To absolve; acquit; exculpate. See {Absolve}.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: Removal of a charge, responsibility, or duty.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absolve, acquit, amnesty, clear, decontaminate, destigmatize, disburden, discharge, dismiss, dispense from, exculpate, excuse, exempt, exempt from, forgive, free, give absolution, grant amnesty to, grant forgiveness, grant immunity, grant remission, justify, let go, let off, nonpros, pardon, purge, quash the charge, release, remit, set free, shrive, spare, vindicate, whitewash, withdraw the charge
 

 

 

 

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