|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|