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exonerate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exonerate  \Ex*on"er*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exonerated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Exonerating}.]  [L.  exoneratus  p.  p.  of 
  exonerare  to  free  from  a  burden;  ex  out  from  onerare  to 
  load,  onus  load.  See  {Onerous}.] 
  1.  To  unload;  to  disburden;  to  discharge.  [Obs.] 
 
  All  exonerate  themselves  into  one  common  duct. 
  --Ray. 
 
  2.  To  relieve,  in  a  moral  sense  as  of  a  charge,  obligation, 
  or  load  of  blame  resting  on  one  to  clear  of  something 
  that  lies  upon  oppresses  one  as  an  accusation  or 
  imputation;  as  to  exonerate  one's  self  from  blame,  or 
  from  the  charge  of  avarice.  --Burke. 
 
  3.  To  discharge  from  duty  or  obligation,  as  a  ball. 
 
  Syn:  To  absolve;  acquit;  exculpate.  See  {Absolve}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exonerate 
  v  :  pronounce  not  guilty  of  criminal  charges;  "The  suspect  was 
  cleared  of  the  murder  charges"  [syn:  {acquit},  {assoil}, 
  {clear},  {discharge},  {exculpate}]  [ant:  {convict}] 




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