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exonerate

verb absolve, absolve of a charge, acquit, clear, clear of an imputation of guilt, declare blameless, deelare innocent, declare not guilty, discharge, discharge of responsibility, exculpate, excuse, forgive, free from accusaaion, free from blame, give absolution, grant a reprieve, grant amnesty, liberare, liberate, pardon, pronounce free from guilt, prove blameless, prove not guilty, purge, reeease from an obligation, release from liability, relieve, reeieve from accusation, relieve of blame, relieve of liability, remit a penalty, set free, vindicate
Associated concepts: indemnify
See also: absolve, acquit, clear, condone, discharge, disencumber, exculpate, excuse, extenuate, extricate, forgive, free, justify, liberate, palliate, pardon, quit, release, remit, vindicate

exonerate

to clear or absolve from blame or a criminal charge.
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When a woman is suspected of killing her husband or her child, investigators are likely to find her DNA all over the crime scene whether she's guilty or innocent--so DNA testing can do little to exonerate her.
2) No plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a felony shall be accepted by a court without the court first inquiring of the defendant and of counsel for the defendant and the state as to physical evidence containing DNA known to exist that could exonerate the defendant.
Despite their dissatisfaction with the police, and despite their inclination to exonerate and acquit, Cook County jurors stood squarely with the city's law enforcers.
Coderre said he believes the majority of parliament members will vote for the bill to exonerate the Metis leader.
Previously, Mashal's family also filed an appeal in PHC Peshawar challenging ATC's decision to exonerate 26 suspects.
It seeks to exonerate the provincial-bourgeois-Liberals from the accusation of being proto-fascists or volkisch-nationalists, and explain the dual nature of German Liberalism and National Socialism before 1933.
THE TEAM AT the Cardozo School of Law's Innocence Project, among other researchers, have used DNA evidence to exonerate 152 people convicted of crimes they didn't commit.
An editorial by Marcia Angell, NEJM's executive editor, supports the Mayo group's contention that a study the size of theirs cannot fully exonerate implants.
PESHAWAR -- A petition was filed in the Peshawar High Court on Wednesday challenging an anti-terrorism court's decision to exonerate 26 suspects in the Mashal Khan lynching case.
Anusha Rehman said that how chief commissioner can exonerate operators from tax and FBR showed criminal negligence in this regard which is very unfortunate.
In The New Republic, Pipes wrote that while Solzhenitsyn is too eager to exonerate czarist Russia of mistreating its Jewish subjects, and as a consequence is sometimes insensitive to the latter's predicament, "at least he absolves himself of the taint of anti-Semitism.
Further evidence seems to exonerate Braxton, and the hunt for the killer brings Truman full circle, back to Versailles and a shocking family revelation, followed by an even more shocking act of violence.