Meaning of “exonerate” in the English Dictionary

"exonerate" in British English

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exonerateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪɡˈzɒn.ə.reɪt/ us /ɪɡˈzɑː.nɚ.eɪt/ formal

(Definition of “exonerate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exonerate" in American English

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exonerateverb [ T ]

us /ɪɡˈzɑn·əˌreɪt/

to show or state that someone or something is not to be blamed for something bad that happened:

The police officer was exonerated by a grand jury, but the protests continued.
exoneration
noun [ U ] us /ɪɡˌzɑn·əˈreɪ·ʃən/

(Definition of “exonerate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exonerate" in Business English

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exonerateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪt/ us formal LAW

to show or say officially that someone or something is not guilty of something:

We have proof which will completely exonerate him.
exonerate sb from sth I do not wholly exonerate her from blame.
exoneration
noun [ U ] /ɪɡˌzɒnəˈreɪʃən/ /-ˌzɑːnə-/

He spent much of the rest of his life seeking exoneration.

(Definition of “exonerate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)