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English definition of “clear”

clear

verb [T] (MAKE NOT GUILTY)   /klɪr/
to show someone to be not guilty: He was cleared of all charges, and the judge said he was free to go.
(Definition of clear verb (MAKE NOT GUILTY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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