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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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(verb) Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges.

Synonyms: acquit, exculpate, discharge, clear

Usage: After the long trial, the suspect was exonerated of the murder charges, much to his relief.
JUSTIN Excellence
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:50:51 AM

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What was the good of trying to please women? If they were not fundamentally evil, they would not have been born as women at all. <a Buddhist doctrine>

Alexander Lo
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:22:25 AM

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The system works as it supposed to be. Only God know it is right or wrong.
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:07:01 AM

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1: to relieve especially of a charge, obligation, or hardship

<no reason for exonerating him from the ordinary duties of a citizen — O. W. Holmes †1935>
: clear from accusation or blame : exculpate
<defendant was exonerated from any criminal offense>

2 obsolete : unload, disburden, discharge


Middle English exoneraten, from Latin exoneratus, past participle of exonerare to relieve, free, unload, from ex- 1ex- + onerare to load, from oner-, onus load — more at onerous

First Known Use: 1524 (transitive sense 1)


absolve, acquit, clear, exculpate, vindicate


criminate, incriminate

Related Words:

atone (for), expiate; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburden; condone, excuse, whitewash; forgive, pardon, remit; avenge, redress, revenge

Near Antonyms:

accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; convict
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:35:09 AM

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Heart-broken Margaret! whose fate
Was sadder yet than his who won
Her hand--my brother Hamilton--
Or mine, who learned to know too late;
Who learned to know, when all was done,
And nothing could exonerate.

("The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein)
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:39:38 PM

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Women have always been blamed for the original sin. Could that be a grave injustice? Look at the next verse:

... She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

Most people never noticed that line! We always pictured Adam tending to the animals or picking fruit on the other side of the garden, but he was right there, listening to every lie the serpent said to her. Not once did he interrupt the serpent or direct Eve to leave and follow him. Instead he made a conscious choice to disobey God's instructions! His sin still affects us today. The misconception that Eve acted alone has kept women from being all that God has called them to be, including being excluded from the pulpit.

Ladies you are exonerated as of this day from your chains of bondage from this lie that has kept you bound. Hallelujah!
Vicki Holzknecht
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:34:02 PM

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I have been exonerated from all charges! Shhh
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:22:28 PM
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Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront

...It was not an impudent look--I exonerate him from that--it was a look of reverential, tender adoration ....
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:27:54 PM

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To forgive a former spouse.
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Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014 3:02:34 AM

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To exonerate a suspect.
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