clear someone's name

Definition of clear someone's name

:to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime
  • He's still trying to clear his name.

Word by Word Definitions

clear play
  1. : bright, luminous

  2. : cloudless

  3. : free from mist, haze, or dust

  1. : in a clear manner

  2. : all the way

  1. : to make clear or translucent

  2. : to free from pollution or cloudiness

  3. : to free from accusation or blame : exonerate, vindicate

  1. : a clear space or part

  2. : a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

name play
  1. : a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing

  2. : a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity

  3. : a descriptive often disparaging epithet

  1. : to give a name to : call

  2. : to mention or identify by name

  3. : to accuse by name

  1. : of, relating to, or bearing a name

  2. : appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production

  3. : having an established reputation


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