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What does "Acquit" mean?


(p. p.) Acquitted; set free; rid of (v. t.) To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly (v. t.) To clear one's self (v. t.) To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite (v. t.) To pay for; to atone for (v. t.) To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions

Synonyms bear, clear, conduct, discharge, carry, exonerate, comport, behave, deport, exculpate, assoil

Word Family acquits, acquittal, acquittals, acquitted, acquitting