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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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I recognize the damage this rule is causing, particularly in Southeast, and will pursue every possible legislative and administrative option to exempt us from it.
It is not yet clear if Britain's bid to leave the EU would exempt us from applying.
Physically, we will be reducing the overall number of speakers and TVs, configuring equipment for more individualized private use, and potentially using broadcast sources which would exempt us from licensing or significantly narrowing the content that we allow to be broadcast.
Similarly, when we elected a Conservative government in 1992, much to my dismay, they were able to exempt us from EU law based on principles of fair and equal pay and rights of workers.
We keep looking out, looking up, as though gods and demigods will exempt us from our obligation and contribution to our own well-being.
This may be so, but that does not exempt us from reacting proactively to what is happening to us and our religion.
Being gay or straight or anything else doesn't include or exempt us from the disastrous economic conditions we're facing.
It would be very kind if the factions can understand our problem and they can exempt us from the taxation, we would be very thankful to them.
We gave them enough time to exempt us from the LMRA fees," he said.
Being a landlocked region does not exempt us from acting on our duty to protect these birds and the marine environment that they depend on for their survival.