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Definition to free someone from blame

or more rarely:

to free someone from an obligation
  • The jury exonerated her of all charges.
exonerated = freed (of blame)
  • Despite what she says, I will be exonerated to your satisfaction.
  • exonerated = freed of blame
  • It really was an amazing artwork—Prisoner 101 looked as real as anyone, but he was made from pieces of the one hundred mugshots Mychal had found of men convicted of murder and then exonerated.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • exonerated = found innocent
  • From school duties she was exonerated: Mrs. Fairfax had pressed me into her service, and I was all day in the storeroom, helping (or hindering) her and the cook; learning to make custards and cheese-cakes and French pastry, to truss game and garnish desert-dishes.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • exonerated = freed from an obligation
  • But you'll exonerate Fern?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • exonerate = free from blame
  • Sophie had promised she would do everything in her power to exonerate Langdon once this was over, but Langdon was starting to fear it might not matter.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • exonerate = free of blame
  • He has the terrible grotesque air, in confessing his sordid baseness, of one who gives an excuse which exonerates him from any real guilt.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • exonerates = frees (of blame)
  • 'Surely,' said Rose, 'the poor child's story, faithfully repeated to these men, will be sufficient to exonerate him.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • exonerate = free from blame
  • The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence and exonerated Lennon from all blame.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • exonerated = freed (of blame)
  • "I imagine one cannot exonerate such a man from blame, though he is your brother," said Alexey Alexandrovitch severely.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • exonerate = free (from blame)
  • But I quite appreciate the fact that we are all strangers to one another and that in those circumstances, nobody can be exonerated without the fullest proof.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • exonerated = found free of blame
  • My state of mind regarding the pilfering from which I had been so unexpectedly exonerated did not impel me to frank disclosure; but I hope it had some dregs of good at the bottom of it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • exonerated = freed from blame
  • Broadsides in the streets, signed with her father's name, exonerating the late Stephen Blackpool, weaver, from misplaced suspicion, and publishing the guilt of his own son, with such extenuation as his years and temptation (he could not bring himself to add, his education) might beseech; were of the Present.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • exonerating = freed (from blame)
  • When I get to heaven, you are exonerated.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • exonerated = freed from blame
  • Okay, so remember how I had that idea for Mychal to make those photographic montages of exonerated prisoners?
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • exonerated = found innocent
  • Again he has a strange air of exonerating himself from guilt by this shameless confession.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • exonerating = freeing (of blame)
  • I don't think it would exonerate him, either with them, or with legal functionaries of a higher grade.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • exonerate = free from blame
  • one of us can be completely exonerated from suspicion.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • exonerated = found free of blame
  • At the inquest the Coroner exonerated me.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • exonerated = found free of blame
  • Daisy was telling Mychal that his averaging project shouldn't be about people named Mychal but about imprisoned men who'd later been exonerated.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
exonerated = found innocent

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