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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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"In light of the very concerning discrepancies and final decision making at the Justice Department following the Special Counsel report, where Mueller did not exonerate the President, we will be calling Attorney General Barr in to testify before House Judiciary Committee in the near future." Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein stated, "Attorney General Barr's 4-page summary of the Mueller report is inadequate and demonstrates why Congress needs to obtain the full report and underlying evidence.
The Acting Foreign Secretary emphasized that the systemic Indian decision to gradually exonerate and finally acquit the perpetrators, is not only a gross reflection of India's callous insensitivity to the plight of the 44 families of the deceased Pakistanis, but also reflective of the Indian state policy of promoting and protecting Hindu terrorists.
"I put to you that the only reason you are here is to exonerate your colleague and that your motivation is to help him," the prosecution argued.
'That said no one wants to be in such a position and the public should let him exonerate himself everyone is innocent until proven guilty,' he added.
They have identified factors that make female clients more difficult to exonerate, and uncovered startling facts that distinguish the cases of wrongly convicted women from those of men.
"He was fully exonerated by the Crown Prosecution Service," they brief, forgetting the CPS doesn't have it in its power to exonerate anybody.
And Cook County jurors were quick to exonerate, "no bill" (that is, not return a bill of indictment at the grand jury proceeding), and acquit killers, even those found glowering over their victims, gun--or hammer--in hand.
The GTC, which also handles far more serious cases involving professional incompetence and former criminal convictions, had the ability to exonerate Mrs Partridge-which they have done - or to give her a reprimand, a temporary suspension or, in the worse cases, ban her from teaching in a state school.
Rudy Giuliani actually went on the Today show four days before the election to exonerate the commander in chief and implicate the soldiers.
But when a Northwestern University journalism professor's students dug up evidence to successfully exonerate several convicted prisoners on Death Row--as an undergraduate class assignment!--he began to question whether the state's criminal justice apparatus could be trusted not to execute the innocent.
Nevertheless, she says, it's too early to convincingly pin blame for prostate cancers on specific chemicals or to exonerate other chemicals.
A charge-off enables the firm that you owe to get a tax break by claiming a loss; it doesn't exonerate you from the debt.