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exonerate

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Definition to free someone from blame

or more rarely:

to free someone from an obligation
  • The jury exonerated him of all charges.
exonerated = freed from blame
  • I will be exonerated.
  • 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
  • When I get to heaven, you are exonerated.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • exonerated = freed from blame
  • ...no one of us can be completely exonerated from suspicion.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • exonerated = found free of 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
  • 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
  • "I imagine one cannot exonerate such a man from blame, though he is your brother," said Alexey Alexandrovitch severely.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • "Surely," said Rose, "the poor child's story, faithfully repeated to these men, will be sufficient to exonerate him."
    Dickens, Charles  --  Oliver Twist Or The Parish Boy's Progress
  • From school duties she was exonerated
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Do you think that exonerates you?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • And that thou mayst not put me to more speech, know that I was Camicion de' Pazzi,[6] and I await Carlino that he may exonerate me."
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Mrs. Nightwing has already taken the idea and shaped it into exoneration for us, for Spence, and for herself.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Although you do see that if Dr. DuPont's premise is accepted, Grace Marks is exonerated.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • And he's going to die, Christian, because he won't let me try to find new evidence to exonerate him.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • "But you'll exonerate Fern?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • "There's no defense I can offer that should ever exonerate me," Rose said.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • So before you read what's in that thing, tell me a story that squares with its details and exonerate yourself in my eyes.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Mary was execrated; Dick exonerated.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • I can think of no answer that exonerates me.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible

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