(of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject
"a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process"; "exempt from jury duty"; "only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes"
(of goods or funds) not subject to taxation
"the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable"; "income exempt from taxation"
exempt, relieve, free(verb)
grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
"She exempted me from the exam"
unloosen, unfreeze, unloose, ease, salvage, release, resign, save, unblock, disembarrass, rid, liberate, still, unbosom, take over, salve, allay, give up, justify, let off, absolve, palliate, excuse, relieve, assuage, relinquish, remedy, alleviate, dislodge, discharge, free, disengage, lighten, loose
excuse, relieve, let off, exempt(verb)
grant exemption or release to
"Please excuse me from this class"
justify, condone, apologise, explain, relieve, unbosom, allay, rationalize, excuse, beg off, palliate, free, ease, let off, apologize, rationalise, assuage, alleviate, salve, remedy, salvage, take over, still, lighten, save, pardon
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To absolve, in the strict sense, is to set free from any bond. One may be absolved from a promise by a breach of faith on the part of one to whom the promise was made. To absolve from sins is formally to remit their condemnation and penalty, regarded as a bond upon the soul. "Almighty God ... pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel." Book of Common Prayer, Declar. of Absol. To acquit of sin or crime is to free from the accusation of it, pronouncing one guiltless; the innocent are rightfully acquitted; the guilty may be mercifully absolved. Compare PARDON.
One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.
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How to use exempt in a sentence?
We would hope that the search went on until the plane was found, the families are number one, but there's also the flying public that needs to know what happened to that aircraft. No one is exempt from that it could have been anybody. So we need to have answers. And I don't know how you just say it's gone forever.
The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.
You need to protect yourself because you are not completely exempt from serious illness, and you can become the vector, or the carrier of infection, where you get infected, you feel well and then you inadvertently and innocently pass it on to your grandfather, your grandmother or an uncle who is on chemotherapy for cancer.
This administration did not create a policy of separating families ... What has changed is that we no longer exempt entire classes of people who break the law.
This is a conflict of interest because Donald Trump's going to benefit by the outcome of this. In fact, if Donald Trump was any federal employee other than the president of the United States, it would be a crime for Donald Trump to be involved in this activity, donald Trump's exempt from the criminal conflict of interest law but that wasn't intended as a perk of high office and it was expected that Donald Trump would act as though Donald Trump were covered by it.
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- exemptCatalan, Valencian
- osvobozený, oproštěnýCzech
- fri, fritattNorwegian
- vrijstellen, vrijgesteldeDutch
- fri, fritatt, fritekeNorwegian Nynorsk
- fritatt, frita, fastlønnsansattNorwegian
- dispensare, dispensat, scutire, scuti, dispensa, scutitRomanian
- свободный, освобождённый, освобождать, освободитьRussian
- undantagen, befriaSwedish
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