Definition of Acquit in English :

Define Acquit in English

Acquit meaning in English

Meaning of Acquit in English

Pronunciation of Acquit in English

Acquit pronunciation in English

Pronounce Acquit in English


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1. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate

pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

Example Sentences:
'The suspect was cleared of the murder charges'

2. acquit, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport

behave in a certain manner

Example Sentences:
'She carried herself well'
'he bore himself with dignity'
'They conducted themselves well during these difficult times'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb -quits, -quitting or -quitted (transitive)
1. (foll by of)
to free or release (from a charge of crime)
to pronounce not guilty
2. (foll by of)
to free or relieve (from an obligation, duty, responsibility, etc)
to repay or settle (something, such as a debt or obligation)
to perform (one's part); conduct (oneself)

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verb transitiveWord forms: acˈquitted or acˈquitting
to release from a duty, obligation, etc.
to clear (a person) of a charge, as by declaring him not guilty; exonerate
to bear or conduct (oneself); behave
4.  Archaic
to pay (a debt or claim)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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tr.v. ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting, ac·quits
1. Law To find not guilty of a criminal offense.
2. To conduct (oneself) in a specified manner: acquitted herself well during the interview.
3. Archaic To release or discharge from an obligation, such as a debt.
4. Obsolete To repay.

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