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English verb: exculpate

1. exculpate (communication) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

SamplesThe suspect was cleared of the murder charges.

ExamplesThey want to exculpate the prisoners

Synonymsacquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate

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

Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce

Narrower (hyponym)purge, vindicate, whitewash

Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment


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