exculpate

[ ek-skuhl-peyt, ik-skuhl-peyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF exculpate
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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.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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