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



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



formal 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



very formal 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 behaviour

cannot/can’t help something

used for saying that someone cannot be blamed for a situation


gig economy

an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment

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fake news

a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation

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