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Purge

To exonerate someone; to clear someone of guilt, charges, or accusations.

Purging Contempt is to clear an individual of contempt of court. This is generally accomplished by a formal apology to the court and the payment of a fine.

purge

(Purify), verb clarify, clean, cleanse, clear, deterge, discharge, edulcorate, eliminate, elutriate, empty, eradicate, evacuate, excrete, expel, expurgate, filter, free from impurity, get rid of, rectify, refine, rout out, scour, separate, strain, sublimate, sweep out, wash away

purge

(Wipe out by atonement), verb absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, excuse, exempt, forgive, grant absolution, pardon, reclaim, redeem, shrive
Associated concepts: purge of contempt
See also: absolve, catharsis, clear, decontaminate, deplete, deportation, discharge, dismiss, displace, eliminate, eradicate, exclusion, exonerate, expel, expulsion, expurgate, extirpate, free, liberate, oust, pardon, removal, remove
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In her 1961 autobiography, Shamsieva proudly alluded to her own participation in a Party Purge commission during the Hujum.
While in her 1988 interview she contextualized her suffering in 1937 within the collective suffering of a generation of Uzbek Communists and modernizers, in this post-Soviet account she focused on her individual experience of the 1937 Party purge.
Contributors were silent about matters following 1929, specifically the disasters of collectivization, and the 1937 Communist Party purges, in which they themselves had been both instigators and victims.