acquit

Definitions:

  • To find not guilty of a criminal offense.
  • To conduct (oneself) in a specified manner.
  • To release or discharge from an obligation, such as a debt.
  • To repay.
  • Past participle of <em>acquit.</em>
  • To release or discharge, as from an obligation, accusation, guilt, censure, suspicion, or whatever is laid against or upon a person as a charge or duty; specifically, in <em>law</em>, to pronounce not guilty: as, we <em>acquit</em> a man of evil intentions; the jury <em>acquitted</em> the prisoner.
  • To atone for.
  • To settle, as a debt; requite; pay; discharge; fulfil.
  • With a reflexive pronoun: To clear one's self.
  • To behave; bear or conduct one's self: as, the soldier <em>acquitted himself</em> well in battle; the orator <em>acquitted himself</em> indifferently.
  • . To release; set free; rescue.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> To exonerate, exculpate, discharge, set free. See <internalXref urlencoded="absolve">absolve</internalXref>.
  • To behave, act, bear, conduct, demean, deport, or quit (one's self).
  • Acquitted; set free; rid of.
  • To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
  • To pay for; to atone for.
  • To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by <ex>of</ex> before the charge, formerly by <ex>from</ex>
  • None
  • To clear one's self.
  • To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part
  • To declare or find <xref>not guilty</xref>; <xref>innocent</xref>.
  • To <xref>set free</xref>, <xref>release</xref> or <xref>discharge</xref> from an <xref>obligation</xref>, <xref>duty</xref>, <xref>liability</xref>, <xref>burden</xref>, or from an <xref>accusation</xref> or <xref>charge</xref>.
  • To <xref>pay</xref> for; to <xref>atone</xref> for
  • To <xref>discharge</xref>, as a <xref>claim</xref> or <xref>debt</xref>; to <xref>clear off</xref>; to <xref>pay off</xref>; to <xref>requite</xref>, to <xref>fulfill</xref>.
  • To clear one’s self.
  • To <xref>bear</xref> or <xref>conduct</xref> one’s self; to <xref>perform</xref> one’s part.
  • To release, set free, <xref>rescue</xref>.
  • Past participle of acquit, set free, rid of.
  • pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  • behave in a certain manner
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