Meaning of exonerate

ex•on•er•ate

Pronunciation: (ig-zon'u-rāt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate: He was exonerated from the accusation of cheating.
  2. to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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