exempt from (something)

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exempt from (something)

1. verb To allow or permit oneself or someone to not do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "exempt" and "from." It's very convenient that the mayor exempts his relatives from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
2. adjective Allowed or permitted to not do something. It's very convenient that the mayor's relatives are exempt from these taxes, while the rest of us have to pay.
See also: exempt

exempt someone from something

to release someone from the obligation to do something; to allow a person not to be affected by a rule or law. I cannot exempt anyone from this rule. The members of Congress exempted themselves from the wage freeze.
See also: exempt
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Attorneys for the state and the lottery commission have argued that the woman should not be allowed to exempt herself from the rules.
She does not exempt herself from fulfilling her obligation to the Temple and to her community.
She doesn't even exempt herself from her brutal scorched-earth honesty, singing "It's an evil world your fighting against/I love you, but I'm no better than the rest.
She doesn't exempt herself from ribbing and questioning, bravely pointing out how sacrificing her own autonomy and common sense to a mystical belief in tarot cards kept her needlessly miserable in a failing marriage -- wasting valuable years of her life.