Synonyms for exculpate
- let off
- wipe slate clean
Antonyms for exculpate
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXCULPATE
Ossipon tried to exculpate the lukewarmness of his past conduct.
The McMurrough cried, breathlessly eager to exculpate himself.
I have made many inquiries about this affair, and they all tend to exculpate you.
She showed increasing irritation at his attempt to exculpate her.
But I wish not to exculpate myself where I feel I have been to blame.
You will exculpate yourself by denying the truth of this story, then?
This alone is enough to exculpate him of the charge of writing novels.
I cannot exculpate any commercial nation from this sweeping censure.
And then I attempted to exculpate myself: I could not prove that the things were stolen.
She was quite feverish in her anxiety to condemn herself and exculpate her lover.
1650s, from Medieval Latin exculpatus, past participle of exculpare, from Latin ex culpa, from ex "from" (see ex-) + culpa ablative of culpa "blame, fault." Related: Exculpated; exculpating.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXCULPATE
- apologize for
- back up
- bear one out
- come to defense of
- cover for
- go to bat for
- prove a case
- put in a good word
- ride shotgun for
- say in defense
- speak up for
- stand by
- stand up for
- stick up for
- thump for