|1.||[ adjective ] (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject|
"a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process" "exempt from jury duty"
|Related terms:||nonexempt immune privileged excused|
|2.||[ verb ] grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to|
"She exempted me from the exam"
|Related terms:||enforce spare forgive deregulate derestrict dispense exemption|
|3.||[ adjective ] (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation|
"the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable" "income exempt from taxation"
|Related terms:||taxable tax-exempt unratable duty-free|
|4.||[ verb ] grant exemption or release to|
|Synonyms:||excuse let_off relieve|
"Please excuse me from this class
|Related terms:||absolve frank excuse|