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To prove or say that someone is not to blame - synonyms and related words



to prove officially that someone did not do something wrong



to decide that someone or something is not responsible for something



to prove that someone who was accused of a crime or dishonest act is not guilty



to state officially that someone is free of any blame or responsibility in a particular matter



to officially state or prove that someone is not to be blamed for something

get off

to help someone to avoid being punished by a court



to prove that someone is not guilty of a crime or other bad action

clear someone’s name

to prove that someone did not do something that they were accused of

someone is only human

used for saying someone has been weak in the ways that most people are weak and should not be blamed for their behavior

cannot/can’t help something

used for saying that someone cannot be blamed for a situation


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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