An example of to exculpate is telling someone that an accident was not their fault.
transitive verb-·pat·ed, -·pat·ing
Origin of exculpatefrom Classical Latin ex, out + culpatus, past participle of culpare, to blame from culpa, fault
transitive verbex·cul·pat·ed, ex·cul·pat·ing, ex·cul·pates
Origin of exculpateMedieval Latin exculpāre exculpāt-Latin ex- ex- Latin culpa guilt
(third-person singular simple present exculpates, present participle exculpating, simple past and past participle exculpated)
exculpate - Legal Definition