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.
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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.
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State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle succeeded Friday in passing a bill to exempt themselves from public records requests.
They've already proposed to exempt themselves from paying income taxes for starters.
They cannot convene themselves into a Con-ass and exempt themselves from paying income tax.
The offer is segregated into two parts; one for professionals looking to take LSSGB, LSSBB or ITIL training can avail the Lenovo Yoga Tab3 on enrollment and on the other hand, professional seeking PMP, CAPM & PMI-ACP certification can exempt themselves from paying the exam fee to PMI.
Allowing employers to exempt themselves from the ACAs birth control requirement puts them in the middle of these personal medical decisions and burdens women with additional costs.
Two years of wage freezes and then five of the 1% cap is a living standards-destroying austerity that is utterly indefensible when Tory MPs are exempt themselves from the squeeze.
These politicians should for their own protection exempt themselves from engaging in such matters.
Many State Legislatures Exempt Themselves From Record Laws, The Associated Press
But by their refusal to sign up to the 2008 treaty, the regime changers cannot exempt themselves from any global jurisdiction and proclaim impunity from prosecution and accountability.
Hand in hand with a propensity to respond overwhelmingly with armed force comes a temptation for governments to grab more powers and exempt themselves from longstanding rules in ways that undermine the foundations of democracy.
The taxation system was burdensome upon the middle class and the more prosperous peasants, given that the nobles and the well-connected were largely able to exempt themselves from it.
It dismissed excuses given by employers to avoid requesting a work permit, especially "using the residency permit issued by General Security to bypass the law and exempt themselves from requesting work permits.
This gap was supposed to be filled by actions that reflect fair values and that embrace all segments of society, but we have failed to do this," said the top judge, adding that the failure led to the emergence of a new form of tutelage, "No one should exempt themselves from the responsibility of the emergence of this [tutelage].
Under the regulation, third-party recyclers may no longer exempt themselves from requirements to provide information about their operations and demonstrate their ability to pay for a cleanup of potential contamination.
Eighty-six per cent of young people responding to our consultation said that they were interested in the things that effect them or their community, yet we have seen too many elections where the younger demographic have chosen, in large numbers, to exempt themselves from the democratic process.