- To clear of guilt or blame.
- To clear from a charge or imputation of fault or guilt; vindicate from an accusation of wrong-doing.
- Serve to relieve of or free from blame; serve as an excuse for.
- To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
- To clear of or to free from <xref>guilt</xref>; <xref>exonerate</xref>.
- pronounce not guilty of criminal charges