- To free from blame.
- To free from a responsibility, obligation, or task.
- Exonerated; freed.
- To unload; disburden.
- To ease (one's self) at stool.
- To relieve, as of a charge or of blame resting on one; clear of something that lies upon the character as an imputation: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="exonerate">exonerate</internalXref> one from blame, or from an accusation of crime.
- To relieve of, as an obligation, debt, or duty; discharge of responsibility or liability: as, a bail <em>exonerates</em> himself by producing his principal in court.
- <strong>Synonyms</strong> To exculpate, absolve, acquit, justify, vindicate.
- To unload; to disburden; to discharge.
- 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.
- To discharge from duty or obligation, as a bail.
- To relieve (someone or something) of a <xref>load</xref>; to <xref>unburden</xref> (a load).
- Of a body of water, to <xref>discharge</xref> (oneself), empty oneself.
- To free from an <xref>obligation</xref>, <xref>responsibility</xref> or <xref>task</xref>.
- To <xref>free</xref> from <xref>accusation</xref> or <xref>blame</xref>.
- pronounce not guilty of criminal charges