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exempt

ex·empt

exempt

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zempt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exempted, exempting, exempts
definition: to release from an obligation generally required of others.
His disability exempted him from military service.
synonyms:
absolve, excuse
similar words:
acquit, release, relieve, spare
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not subject to or released from an obligation generally required of others.
Charitable donations are exempt from taxes.Students who pass the fitness tests are exempt from taking physical education classes.
 
synonyms:
excused, immune
similar words:
free
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who has been released from an obligation, liability, or the like.
derivation: exemptible (adj.)