An example of exonerate is a manager giving an employee the night off.
transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- to relieve of (a duty, obligation, etc.)
- to free from a charge or the imputation of guilt; declare or prove blameless; exculpate
Origin of exoneratefrom 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 exonerāre exonerāt- 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.
exonerate - Legal Definition