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Definition of exempt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

exempt

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzempt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzempt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exempt
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzempt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzempt//
 
he / she / it exempts
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzempts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzempts//
 
past simple exempted
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemptɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemptɪd//
 
past participle exempted
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemptɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemptɪd//
 
-ing form exempting
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzemptɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzemptɪŋ//
 
 
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exempt somebody/something (from something/from doing something) (formal) to give or get somebody’s official permission not to do something or not to pay something they would normally have to do or pay His bad eyesight exempted him from military service. Charities were exempted from paying the tax. Small businesses are expressly exempted from the requirements of this legislation. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin exemptus ‘taken out, freed’, past participle of eximere.
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