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English adjective: exempt

1. exempt (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject


SamplesA beauty somehow exempt from the aging process.
Exempt from jury duty.
Only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes.


Similarexcused, immune, privileged


Antonymsnonexempt

2. exempt (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation


SamplesThe funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable.
Income exempt from taxation.


Synonymsnontaxable


Similarduty-free, tax-exempt, tax-free, unratable, untaxed


See alsoexempt


Antonymsnonexempt, taxable


English verb: exempt

1. exempt (social) grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to


SamplesShe exempted me from the exam.


Synonymsfree, relieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Narrower (hyponym)deregulate, derestrict, dispense, forgive, spare


Antonymsenforce, implement, apply

2. exempt (communication) grant exemption or release to


SamplesPlease excuse me from this class.


ExamplesSam cannot exempt Sue


Synonymsexcuse, let off, relieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)absolve, free, justify


Narrower (hyponym)frank









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