Definition of acquit :
1. Acquitted; set free; rid of.
2. 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.
3. To clear one's self.
4. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
5. To pay for; to atone for.
6. 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.
expel, pass, give birth, net, have a bun in the oven, behave, be, put down, deal, brighten, crystalise, pay, exhaust, bring in, carry on, light up, stand, expect, sack up, make, complete, muster out, bar, award, express, extend, stockpile, exempt, gestate, enlighten, transport, empty, run, post, earn, lead, convey, abide, turn out, stomach, gain, take over, crystallize, sack, hold, conduct, top, channel, straighten out, have, clear up, take in, contain, act, assoil, put up, crystallise, wear, deliver, carry, support, comport, realize, study at, dribble, citation, sway, pack, call for, authorize, elucidate, impart, sort out, suffer, fire, charge, bear, go off, stock, acquittal, realise, unload, brook, transmit, pull in, drop, digest, shed light on, crystalize, take, eject, extradite, deport, unclutter, law, yield, quit, assume, solve, drop off, exile, endure, guide, demean, birth, stick out, do, authorise, purge, illuminate, expatriate, direct, bring in a verdict, dispatch, set down, persuade, set free, accept, annul
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.
- WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ s a patriot on a jury for if only to acquit? - "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.