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[ig-zon-uh-reyt] /ɪgˈzɒn əˌreɪt/

verb (used with object), exonerated, exonerating.
to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate:
He was exonerated from the accusation of cheating.
to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.
verb (transitive)
to clear or absolve from blame or a criminal charge
to relieve from an obligation or task; exempt

mid-15c., from Latin exoneratus, past participle of exonerare “remove a burden, discharge, unload,” from ex- “off” (see ex-) + onerare “to unload; overload, oppress,” from onus (genitive oneris) “burden” (see onus). Related: Exonerated; exonerating.


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