exempt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"exempt" in British English

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exemptverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzempt/
to ​excuse someone or something from a ​duty, ​payment, etc.: Small ​businesses have been exempted from the ​taxincrease.
exemption
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ˈzemp.ʃən/
Candidates with a ​qualification in Chemistry have exemption from this ​course.

exemptadjective

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzempt/
with ​specialpermission not to do or ​pay something: Goods exempt from this ​taxincludebooks and children's ​clothes. Pregnant women are exempt fromdentalcharges under the ​currenthealthsystem.
(Definition of exempt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exempt" in American English

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exemptadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪɡˈzempt/
not having to ​obey a ​rule or to do something that is usually ​necessary: Nonprofit ​organizations are exempt from ​taxes.
exempt
verb [T]  us   /ɪɡˈzemt/
The ​governorplans to exempt ​smallbusinesses from the ​taxincrease.
(Definition of exempt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exempt" in Business English

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exemptadjective

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzempt/
with ​specialpermission not to do or ​pay something: be exempt from sth Who is exempt from ​overtime?be exempt from doing sth Lawyers would be exempt from ​reportinginformation learned through ​confidentialcommunication with ​clients. Tax-exempt ​organizations must ​staytrue to the reasons they were ​granted exempt ​status.

exemptverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪɡˈzempt/
to ​allow someone not to do something, ​pay something, etc. that others have to do or ​pay: exempt sb from sth Some degree ​courses exempt you from ​certainprofessionalexams.exempt sb from doing sth Local ​drivers are exempted from ​paying the ​tolls.
(Definition of exempt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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