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English definition of “clear”

clear

verb [T] (PROVE INNOCENCE)    /klɪər/ US  /klɪr/
to prove that someone is not guilty of something that they were accused of: After many years in prison, the men were finally cleared of the bombings.Not punishing and reducing punishmentInnocent
(Definition of clear verb (PROVE INNOCENCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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