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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


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

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


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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