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exonerate

ex·on·er·ate

exonerate

 
pronunciation:
ihg za n reIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exonerated, exonerates, exonerating
definition 1: to free from blame; absolve; exculpate.
He was exonerated because he committed the killing in self-defense.
synonyms:
absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate
antonyms:
accuse, charge, convict, criminate, incriminate
similar words:
excuse, justify, let off, pardon, vindicate
definition 2: to release from a task or obligation.
synonyms:
absolve, acquit, excuse, release
similar words:
free, relieve, unburden
derivations: exonerative (adj.), exoneration (n.)