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ex·empt

exempt

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zempt
parts of speech:
verb, adjective
part of speech: verb
inflections: exempts, exempting, exempted
definition: to free from something that others are always required to do; excuse.
My brother was exempted from physical education class because he plays on the football team.
synonyms:
excuse
similar words:
release, relieve, spare
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: excused from something that others are required to do.
The team captain is exempt from carrying the water bottles.
 
synonyms:
excused, immune
similar words:
free
derivation: exemptible (adj.)