An example of exonerate is a manager giving an employee the night off.
- to relieve of (a duty, obligation, etc.)
- to free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
Origin of exonerate; from Classical Latin exoneratus, past participle of exonerare, to disburden ; from ex-, out + onerare, to load ; from onus (gen. oneris), a burden: see onus
transitive verbex·on·er·at·ed, ex·on·er·at·ing, ex·on·er·ates
- To free from blame.
- To free from a responsibility, obligation, or task.
Origin of exonerateMiddle English exoneraten, from Latin exonerare, exonerat-, to free from a burden : ex-, ex- + onus, oner-, burden.
(third-person singular simple present exonerates, present participle exonerating, simple past and past participle exonerated)
From the participle stem of Latin exonerāre.
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