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acquit

ac·quit

acquit

 
 
pronunciation:
kwIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: acquits, acquitted, acquitting
definition 1: to clear (someone) of a charge or accusation, as in a court of law.
The victim's family was shocked when the suspect was acquitted of the murder.
synonyms:
absolve, clear, exculpate, exonerate, justify, vindicate
antonyms:
arraign, condemn, convict, indict
similar words:
amnesty, discharge, dismiss, free, let off, pardon, remit, reprieve, respite, shrive
definition 2: to free (someone) from an obligation.
Out of gratitude for his deed, the lord acquitted him of his debt.
synonyms:
absolve, excuse, exempt, forgive, free, release
similar words:
discharge, exonerate, liberate, relieve
definition 3: to conduct (oneself) as required or indicated.
She acquitted herself well in the interview.
synonyms:
behave, comport, conduct
similar words:
act, carry, demean, manage
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derivations: acquittal (n.), acquitter (n.)
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