Synonyms for exempt

Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : ig-zempt
Phonetic Transcription : ɪgˈzɛmpt

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Définition of exempt

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French exempt (13c.) and directly from Latin exemptus, past participle of eximere "remove, take out, take away; free, release, deliver, make an exception of," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + emere "buy," originally "take," from PIE root *em- "to take, distribute" (cf. Latin sumere "to take, obtain, buy," Old Church Slavonic imo "to take," Lithuanian imui, Sanskrit yamati "holds, subdues"). For sense shift from "take" to "buy," compare Old English sellan "to give," source of Modern English sell "to give in exchange for money;" Hebrew laqah "he bought," originally "he took;" and colloquial English I'll take it for "I'll buy it."
  • adj freed from responsibility
  • verb relieve, absolve
Example sentences :
  • But its prisoners were not exempt from its heat, like certain holy ones of old.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • From evil—physical, moral, and political—it is not our claim to be exempt.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Now, why should the rich man be exempt from a similar investigation?'
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • To the west, the Fork, the lands are pretty flat, but exempt from inundations.
  • Extract from : « The History of Louisiana » by Le Page Du Pratz
  • He would not have been at the exempt, but the sight of the other depressed him.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete » by Duc de Saint-Simon
  • The German name implies that he is exempt from mounting guard.
  • Extract from : « The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge » by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The Irish people are exempt from every species of direct taxation!
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844 » by Various
  • Even the higher classes are not exempt from this superstitious fear.
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • You are not an exempt, and the Governor shall take care of you.
  • Extract from : « Shoulder-Straps » by Henry Morford
  • She expressed a hope, moreover, that other articles might be exempt from duty too.
  • Extract from : « The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa » by Paul Barron Watson

Antonyms for exempt

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