Meaning of “exonerate” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /ɪɡˈzɒnəreɪt/ formal

to say that someone is not guilty of doing something that they have been blamed for:

[ often passive ] He was exonerated of all blame by the investigation.
exoneration uk us /ɪɡˌzɒnəˈreɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

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