Acquit

Verb

  • (followed by “of”, formerly by “from”) To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge.

    "The jury acquitted the prisoner of the charge."

  • (reflexive) To clear one’s self.
  • (obsolete) To release, set free, rescue.
  • To declare or find not guilty; innocent.
  • To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
  • (reflexive) To bear or conduct one’s self; to perform one’s part.

    "The orator acquitted himself very poorly."

  • (obsolete, rare) To pay for; to atone for
  • (reflexive) To bear or conduct one’s self; to perform one’s part.

    "The soldier acquitted himself well in battle."

  • (archaic) past participle of acquit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.