exculpate

  • 1 exculpate — ex·cul·pate / ek skəl ˌpāt, ek skəl / vt pat·ed, pat·ing [Medieval Latin exculpare, from Latin ex out of + culpa blame]: to clear from alleged fault or guilt a statement...offered to exculpate the accused is not admissible unless corroborating… …

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  • 2 exculpate — exculpate, absolve, exonerate, acquit, vindicate mean to free from a charge or burden. Exculpate implies simply a clearing from blame, often in a matter of small importance {exculpate oneself from a charge of inconsistency} {directly Harding was… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Exculpate — 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 {Culpable}.] To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 exculpate — 1650s, from M.L. exculpatus, pp. of exculpare, from L. ex culpa, from ex from + culpa abl. of culpa blame. Related: Exculpated; exculpating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 exculpate — [v] forgive absolve, acquit, amnesty, clear, condone, discharge, disculpate, dismiss, excuse, exonerate, explain, free, justify, let off*, pardon, rationalize, release, remit, vindicate, wipe slate clean*; concepts 10,127,317 Ant. blame, condemn …

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  • 6 exculpate — ► VERB formal ▪ show or declare to be not guilty of wrongdoing. DERIVATIVES exculpation noun exculpatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin exculpare free from blame …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 exculpate — [eks′kəl pāt΄, iks′kul′pāt] vt. exculpated, exculpating [< L ex, out + culpatus, pp. of culpare, to blame < culpa, fault] to free from blame; declare or prove guiltless exculpable [ik skul′pə bəl] adj. exculpation n. exculpatory adj …

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  • 8 exculpate — transitive verb ( pated; pating) Etymology: Medieval Latin exculpatus, past participle of exculpare, from Latin ex + culpa blame Date: circa 1681 to clear from alleged fault or guilt • exculpation noun Synonyms: exculpate, absolve, exonerate,… …

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  • 9 exculpate — v. (formal) (D; tr.) to exculpate from * * * [ ekskʌlpeɪt] (formal) (D; tr.) to exculpate from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 exculpate — UK [ˈekskʌlpeɪt] / US [ˈekskʌlˌpeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms exculpate : present tense I/you/we/they exculpate he/she/it exculpates present participle exculpating past tense exculpated past participle exculpated very formal to prove that… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 exculpate — exculpable /ik skul peuh beuhl/, adj. exculpation, n. /ek skul payt , ik skul payt/, v.t., exculpated, exculpating. to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate. [1650 60; < L exculpatus freed from blame, equiv. to ex EX 1 …

    Universalium

  • 12 exculpate — verb To clear of or free from guilt; exonerate. Syn: absolve, acquit, disculpate, pardon Ant: condemn, inculpate, indict …

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  • 13 exculpate — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 exculpate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. exonerate (see vindication). Ant., convict. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. absolve, exonerate, forgive; see excuse . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. absolve, forgive, clear, exonerate, acquit, vindicate …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 exculpate — ex|cul|pate [ˈekskʌlpeıt] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , past participle of exculpare, from Latin culpa blame ] formal to prove that someone is not guilty of something >exculpation [ˌekskʌlˈpeıʃən] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 exculpate — ex|cul|pate [ ekskʌl,peıt ] verb transitive VERY FORMAL to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime or other bad action …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 exculpate — ex·cul·pate || ekskÊŒlpeɪt v. free from blame, declare innocent …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 exculpate — [ ɛkskʌlpeɪt] verb formal show or declare to be not guilty of wrongdoing. Derivatives exculpation noun exculpatory adjective Origin C17: from med. L. exculpat , exculpare free from blame , from ex out, from + L. culpa blame …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 exculpate — v. a. Absolve, exonerate, acquit, clear, vindicate, set right …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 exculpate — verb (T) formal to prove that someone is not guilty of something exculpation / eks kVl peISFn/ noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English