Expatiate vs Exonerate - What's the difference?

expatiate | exonerate |


In now|_|rare|lang=en terms the difference between expatiate and exonerate

is that expatiate is to range at large, or without restraint while exonerate is to relieve (someone or something) of a load; to unburden (a load).

As verbs the difference between expatiate and exonerate

is that expatiate is to range at large, or without restraint while exonerate is to relieve (someone or something) of a load; to unburden (a load).

expatiate

English

Verb

(expatiat)
  • To range at large, or without restraint.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Bids his free soul expatiate in the skies.
  • To write or speak at length; to be copious in argument or discussion, to descant.
  • *1851 ,
  • Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
  • * Addison
  • He expatiated on the inconveniences of trade.
  • * 2007 , Clive James, Cultural Amnesia (Picador 2007, p. 847)
  • *:“It can't fly,” he expatiated . “It can move forward only by hopping.”
  • (obsolete) To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.
  • exonerate

    English

    Verb

    (exonerat)
  • To relieve (someone or something) of a load; to unburden (a load).
  • (obsolete, reflexive) Of a body of water, to discharge (oneself), empty oneself.
  • *, II.ii.3:
  • I would examine the Caspian Sea, and see where and how it exonerates itself, after it hath taken in Volga, Iaxartes, Oxus, and those great rivers; at the mouth of Obi, or where?
  • To free from an obligation, responsibility or task.
  • To free from accusation or blame.
  • Synonyms

    * (to free from accusation ) acquit English transitive verbs ----