What is another word for exonerate?

Synonyms for exonerate
ɪgˈzɒn əˌreɪtex·on·er·ate

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet3.5 / 2 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. exonerateverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "exonerate":

    absolve, exempt, acquit, whitewash, relieve

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How to use exonerate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Sheikh Ashraf Saad:

    But we can't exonerate the West for its insulting of the prophet. I'm not justifying what happened, but these are causes, just as we condemn extremists, we must also condemn these freedoms that have reached the point of insulting the prophet.

  4. Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry:

    We believe the Navy will exonerate Chaplain Chaplain Modder and restore Chaplain Modder to continue Chaplain Modder true calling of ministering to sailors and Marines as Chaplain Modder has done for the past 15 years.

  5. District Attorney Jackie Lacey:

    In a few instances, new evidence is discovered and, on rare occasions, mistakes are found, whenever we receive new credible information that may exonerate a person, the responsibility is on us, as prosecutors, to re-examine the facts and, if appropriate, to seek to vacate a wrongful conviction.

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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