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 for exculpate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be
     guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
     [1913 Webster]
           He exculpated himself from being the author of the
           heroic epistle.                          --Mason.
     [1913 Webster]
           I exculpate him further for his writing against me.
     Syn: To exonerate; absolve; clear; acquit; excuse; vindicate;
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was
           cleared of the murder charges" [syn: acquit, assoil,
           clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate] [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "exculpate":
     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

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