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exonerate

to clear or absolve from blame or a criminal charge.
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There John Klier, a historian at London's University College, describes the charges of anti-Semitism as "misguided." Then he writes that in his account of the pogroms of the early 20th century, Solzhenitsyn is far more concerned with exonerating the good name of the Russian people than he is with the suffering of the Jews, and that on occasion he accepts the czarist government's canards blaming the pogroms on provocations by the Jews themselves.
Archbishop Pell said the inquiry's head, retired Supreme Court judge Alec Southwell "had gone as far as the terms of reference allowed him to go in exonerating me."
Notably, the same scientist who had originated the study on the chemical's carcinogenic properties in mice published the study exonerating PCBs.
And one of the co-authors of its paper exonerating sugar was a scientific advisor to the Canadian Sugar Institute.
In what seemed to be yet another slap in the face to the parents of murdered soldier Barry Winchell, the Pentagon on July 21 issued a report exonerating Fort Campbell, Ky., officers of any role in the antigay killing last year.
The court issued the summons after a petition was filed by journalist Shahid Orakzai seeking a review of an earlier court decision exonerating several leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML), a party affiliated with Sharif, and supporters of the former prime minister who protested inside the Supreme Court.
Two years after birth control pills were linked to breast cancer, women who have avoided oral contraceptives will be reassured by a new federal study exonerating the pill--or will they?
While exonerating all of them from the murder charge, the verdict said that the neurosurgeon was killed by a weapon issued to Constable Asif Nisar of the Anti-Violent Crime Cell.
Mayor Lucilo Bayron of Puerto Princesa welcomed the recent Court of Appeals (CA) decision exonerating him of charges of serious dishonesty and grave misconduct and reversing an earlier ruling of the Ombudsman.
The country's cricket board had also informed the Kerala High Court that a criminal court exonerating Sreesanth of spot-fixing charges was not enough to lift the lifetime ban on him.