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Synonyms for exonerate
ɪgˈzɒn əˌreɪtex·on·er·ate

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  1. exonerateverb


  2. exonerateverb

    To relieve (someone or something) of a load; to unburden (a load).


  3. exonerateverb

    Of a body of water, to discharge (oneself), empty oneself.


  4. exonerateverb

    To free from an obligation, responsibility or task.


  5. exonerateverb

    To free from accusation or blame.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. exonerate

    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, exempt, 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpateverb

    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

    "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

    unload, earn, exhaust, net, comport, dispatch, pull in, complete, bring in, expel, enlighten, sack, authorize, behave, straighten out, assoil, release, go off, drop off, shed light on, empty, crystalise, illuminate, light up, acquit, crystalize, deport, make, fire, crystallise, gain, take in, free, realise, carry, solve, exculpate, unclutter, set down, pass, put down, elucidate, brighten, authorise, conduct, clear up, discharge, crystallize, sack up, top, clear, sort out, eject, realize, muster out, drop, bear

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exonerateverb

    exculpate, absolve, acquit, clear, release, discharge, justify, vindicate, let off

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "exonerate":

    absolve, exempt, acquit, whitewash, relieve

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How to use exonerate in a sentence?

  1. Roger Anderson:

    Let us be very careful not to fall into the trap of the world. The world views things only relative to man and to self. The Word of God views things relative to the Father, Son, and Spirit. Mankind is not the center of all things. No matter how great anyone's name might become, it is still far behind His. Our name comes from His life the name of our Lord comes from the resurrection--the event unique to Him. The world has a problem it seeks to honor, uphold, exonerate and generally praise itself. Our place and the place of the entire world system is to praise and exalt God. When people of the Bible caught a glimpse of Him, their lives were changed. Perhaps our lives remain stagnate because we do not spend enough time looking at Him.

  2. Mike Turner:

    If your report is to the attorney general and the attorney general doesnt have the power to exonerate and he does not -- he knows that you do not have that power, you dont have to tell him that youre not exonerating the president. He knows this already. So then that kind of changes the context of the report, the attorney general has the power to exonerate? He has not been given that authority.

  3. Warren Blake:

    Based on what we have heard, we expect that a suitable explanation will be given, the explanation and the( independent) test that has been done seem that they might, in my opinion, exonerate the athlete.

  4. Hector Villagra:

    Body cameras won't solve every problem in policing. But having video of police officers' interactions with the public will help hold officers' accountable for misconduct, quickly exonerate officers who are wrongly accused, and help the public understand the powers we give police and how they use them.

  5. Deborah Ramirez:

    Do you believe it is unusual that Christine Ford did not immediately file a report ? 6. As a judge, would you want the committee to hear testimony from the only named witness in Ford's account, Mark Judge, especially since he could theoretically exonerate you ? 7. President Donald Trump also said of Deborah Ramirez.

Translations for exonerate

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  • أبرئArabic
  • освобождавам от задължение, оправдавамBulgarian
  • ospravedlnitCzech
  • abfließen, entlasten, entleeren, freisprechen, abnehmen, ausleeren, entbinden, erleichtern, lossprechen, befreienGerman
  • exonerar, exculparSpanish
  • اخراجPersian
  • vapauttaaFinnish
  • disculperFrench
  • 무죄하다Korean
  • vrijspreken, ontheffenDutch
  • оправдать, опустошиться, разгружать, оправдывать, освободить, опустошаться, разгрузить, освобождатьRussian
  • rentvå, frikännaSwedish
  • ปลดเปลื้องภาระThai
  • звільнятиUkrainian
  • 开脱Chinese

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