1. [ verb ] (criminal law) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
Synonyms: exonerate discharge clear exculpate assoil

"The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

Related terms: convict pronounce purge vindicate whitewash exoneration clear clearing judge
2. [ verb ] behave in a certain manner
Synonyms: behave conduct carry comport deport bear

"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

Related terms: act hold deal assert fluster walk_around pose hold behavior demeanor bearing
Similar spelling:   acuity