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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exempt

    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.

    absolve, acquit, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate, forgive, free, liberate, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    accuse, bind, charge, compel, condemn, convict, impeach, inculpate, obligate, oblige

    One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exempt

    free, irresponsible, unamenable, clear, liberated, privileged, absolved

    subject, responsible, liable, amenable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exemptadjective

    (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"


    unexcused, liable(p), taxpaying, nonexempt, apply, enforce, implement

  2. nontaxable, exemptverb

    (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation

    "the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable"; "income exempt from taxation"


    liable(p), nonexempt, taxpaying, unexcused, implement, enforce, apply

  3. exempt, relieve, freeverb

    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

    taxpaying, unexcused, liable(p), nonexempt, apply, enforce, implement

  4. excuse, relieve, let off, exemptverb

    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

    liable(p), taxpaying, unexcused, nonexempt, enforce, implement, apply

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exemptverb

    excuse, exonerate, relieve, release, free, let off, grant immunity to

  2. exemptadjective

    exempted, free, liberated, released

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  1. Roger Goodell:

    As you know, the effects of the tax-exempt status of the league office have been mischaracterized repeatedly in recent years, the fact is that the business of the NFL has never been tax exempt.

  2. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    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.

  3. Jason Chaffetz:

    My job is not to be a cheerleader for the president, my job is to hold them accountable, and they do not necessarily like it, it’s not going to be pleasant sometimes, I’m sure, I’m sure that some people will get frustrated. Asked specifically about the potential conflicts of interest arising from the vast wealth Trump has amassed from building his business empire, Chaffetz says his chief concern is making sure there is compliance with the law, but added a president is exempt from many of them.

  4. Commissioner Roger Goodell:

    As you know, the effects of the tax exempt status of the league office have been mischaracterized repeatedly in recent years, the fact is that the business of the NFL has never been tax exempt.

  5. Tynisa Gaines:

    It's not easy. I have to look it up for almost every client every year, a state might decide not to tax veteran retirement pay when they did before, or they might exempt military spouse pay suddenly. There is no shortcut to it at all.

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