|part of speech:
||exculpated, exculpates, exculpating
||to free (a person or group) from guilt or blame, or from the suspicion of guilt or blame.
New evidence introduced in court exculpated the defendant.
- accuse, incriminate, inculpate
- similar words:
- absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, justify
||excuse, forgive, pardon, purify
||exculpable (adj.), exculpatory (adj.), exculpation (n.)