exonerate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪt/
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
    exonerate someone of/from something:

    The report did not exonerate the soldiers of responsibility.

derived word

exoneration

 

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/ɪɡˌzɒnəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]