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

 

exonerate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɑːnəreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exonerate
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɑːnəreɪt//
 
he / she / it exonerates
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɑːnəreɪts//
 
past simple exonerated
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɑːnəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle exonerated
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɑːnəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form exonerating
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɑːnəreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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exonerate somebody (from something) (formal) to officially state that somebody is not responsible for something that they have been blamed for The police report exonerated Lewis from all charges of corruption. The president cannot be exonerated from responsibility for this problem. The report exonerates the president of any knowledge of the arms deal. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin exonerat- ‘freed from a burden’, from the verb exonerare, from ex- ‘from’ + onus, oner- ‘a burden’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exonerate