English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'exculpate'

(verb) 
Definition
to free from blame or guilt
Synonyms
absolve
The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
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free
It will free us of a whole lot of debt.
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clear
In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
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release
He wants to be released from any promise between us.
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dismiss
Two more witnesses were called, heard and dismissed.
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excuse
Please excuse me for my late arrival.
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justify
This decision was fully justified by economic conditions.
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discharge
You are being discharged on medical grounds.
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pardon
Hundreds of political prisoners were pardoned and released.
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acquit
He was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
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vindicate
The director said he had been vindicated by the expert's report.
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exonerate
The official report exonerated the school of any blame.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of acquit
Definition
to pronounce someone not guilty
He was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
in the sense of clear
Definition
to prove (someone) innocent of a crime or mistake
In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
in the sense of discharge
Definition
to release or allow to go
You are being discharged on medical grounds.
Synonyms
let go,
allow to go,
set free,

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