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Meaning of EXCULPATE

Pronunciation:  'ekskul`peyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

EXCULPATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate
 Antonyms: convict
 See Also: judge, label, pronounce, purge, vindicate, whitewash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*cul"pate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exculpated}, p.
pr. & vb. n.. {Exculpating} (?).] [L. ex out + culpatus, p.
p. of culpare to find fault with, to blame, culpa fault. See
To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be
guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.

      He exculpated himself from being the author of the
      heroic epistle.                          --Mason.

      I exculpate him further for his writing against me.

Syn: To exonerate; absolve; clear; acquit; excuse; vindicate;

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absolve, account for, acquit, amnesty, clear, condone, cry sour grapes, decontaminate, destigmatize, discharge, dismiss, dispense from, do justice to, excuse, exempt, exempt from, exonerate, explain, forgive, free, give absolution, grant amnesty to, grant forgiveness, grant immunity, grant remission, justify, let go, let off, nonpros, pardon, purge, quash the charge, rationalize, rehabilitate, reinstate, release, remit, restore, set free, shrive, spare, vindicate, warrant, whitewash, withdraw the charge