Part of speech:
In criminal law, to clear a person, to release or set him free, or to discharge him from an accusation of committing a criminal offense after a judicial finding that he is not guilty of the crime or after the court or prosecution determines that the case should not continue after the criminal trial has started. See also autrefois acquit and double jeopardy.
To remove (objects or obstructions):
To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
To refer (a matter) to a committee or authority for decision.
To hear the confession of and absolve
Release is defined as to set free or to relieve.
To lose or give off a stored electrical charge
(Obsolete) To set apart; isolate.
To use or supply with restraint:
To vindicate is defined as to clear someone of criticism or blame.
The definition of liberate is to free or emancipate someone or something, or to steal something.
To fail to notice or consider; miss:
To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge.
(Law) To find or prove (someone) guilty of an offense or crime, especially by the verdict of a court:
To declare to be guilty of wrongdoing; convict
To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
To cause to appear guilty of a crime or fault; implicate:
To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
To impose a sentence on (a criminal defendant found guilty, for example).
Punish is to impose suffering or penalty, or to treat someone in an harsh manner.
To become clean, clear, or pure
To prepare and give out (medicines).
(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against)
Free means to release or let go.
- To vindicate is to clear (a person or thing under attack) through evidence of the unfairness of the charge, criticism, etc.
- Forgive implies giving up all claim that an offense be punished as well as any resentment or vengeful feelings
- To pardon is to release from punishment for an offense the prisoner was pardoned by the governor
- To exonerate is to relieve of all blame for a wrongdoing
- Acquit means to clear of a specific charge by a judicial decision, usually for lack of evidence
- Absolve implies a setting free from responsibilities or obligation absolved from her promise or from the penalties for their violation
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