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EXEMPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exempt mean? 

EXEMPT (adjective)
  The adjective EXEMPT has 2 senses:

1. (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject
2. (of goods or funds) not subject to taxation

  Familiarity information: EXEMPT used as an adjective is rare.


EXEMPT (verb)
  The verb EXEMPT has 2 senses:

1. grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
2. grant exemption or release to

  Familiarity information: EXEMPT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXEMPT (adjective)


Sense 1exempt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject

Context examples:

a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process / exempt from jury duty / only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes

Similar:

excused (granted exemption)

immune (secure against)

privileged (not subject to usual rules or penalties)

Antonym:

nonexempt ((of persons) not exempt from an obligation or liability)


Sense 2exempt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of goods or funds) not subject to taxation

Synonyms:

nontaxable; exempt

Context examples:

the funds of nonprofit organizations are nontaxable / income exempt from taxation

Similar:

duty-free (exempt from duty)

tax-exempt; tax-free; untaxed ((of goods or funds) not taxed)

unratable (British)

Also:

exempt ((of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject)


EXEMPT (verb)


Sense 1exempt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

exempt; relieve; free

Context example:

She exempted me from the exam

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exempt"):

derestrict (make free from restrictions)

deregulate (lift the regulations on)

dispense (grant a dispensation; grant an exemption)

forgive (absolve from payment)

spare (save or relieve from an experience or action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody PP

Antonym:

enforce (ensure observance of laws and rules)


Sense 2exempt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grant exemption or release to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

let off; excuse; exempt; relieve

Context example:

Please excuse me from this class

Hypernyms (to "exempt" is one way to...):

absolve; free; justify (let off the hook)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exempt"):

frank (exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Sentence example:

Sam cannot exempt Sue


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