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verb [transitive] formal exonerate pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyexonerate
he/she/itexonerates
present participleexonerating
past tenseexonerated
past participleexonerated
  1. to officially state or prove that someone is not to be blamed for something

    The evidence completely exonerates the President.

    exonerate someone of/from something:

    The report did not exonerate the soldiers of responsibility.

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exoneration

 exonerate pronunciation in British English /ɪɡˌzɒnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]

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