Roleset id: exonerate.01 , to free from blame or a responsibility, Source: , vncls: , framnet: exonerate.01: EXONERATE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'exonerate' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from exonerate.01-v predicate notes)
Arg0-CAU: freer from blame, agent (vnrole: 80-cause)
Arg1-DIR: entity exonerated (vnrole: 80-source)
Arg2-PPT: responsibility or blame (vnrole: 80-theme)
Example: with Arg2-as
person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full
They noted that studies completed [*] after the 1987 crash exonerated program trading as a source of volatility .
Arg0: studies completed [*] after the 1987 crash
Arg1: program trading
Arg2: as a source of volatility
Example: with Arg-from
person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: participle
Italian papers speculated  the briefcase contained papers either exonerating the Vatican bank from blame in the scandal , or showing that the bank , known [*]as the Istituto per le Opere di Religione , channeled funds to East bloc groups such as Solidarity in Poland .
Arg1: the Vatican bank
Arg2: from blame in the scandal