Definition of acquit:
- Acquitted; set free; rid of.
- 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.
- To clear one's self.
- 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 of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
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- acquit (part of speech: verb)
- vindicate (part of speech: verb)
- forgive (part of speech: verb)
The war appears to me to be as far from coming to an end as it did six years ago; and if I continue to acquit myself to the satisfaction of the lord treasurer and council, I hope that at its conclusion I may be employed upon such further work as I am fitted for."- "By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic", G.A. Henty.
- "A Victor of Salamis", William Stearns Davis.
This done, the priests began a funeral chant and a solemn invocation to the great Lord of the Under- world that he would receive this spirit and acquit it there as here it had been acquitted by the Hesea, his minister.- "Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed", H. Rider Haggard.