Exonerate Ex*on"er*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exonerated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exonerating}.] [L. exoneratus, p. p. of exonerare to free from a burden; ex out, from onerare to load, onus load. See {Onerous}.] 1. To unload; to disburden; to discharge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

All exonerate themselves into one common duct. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

2. To relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge, obligation, or load of blame resting on one; to clear of something that lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or imputation; as, to exonerate one's self from blame, or from the charge of avarice. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

3. To discharge from duty or obligation, as a bail.

Syn: To absolve; acquit; exculpate. See {Absolve}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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