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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.

Synonyms:

exile, lead, stand, authorize, yield, digest, direct, do, drop off, clear up, accept, crystalize, take, exempt, extradite, illuminate, act, stockpile, stick out, award, bring in, earn, extend, authorise, brighten, behave, gestate, sack up, discharge, quit, crystallize, fire, suffer, put up, persuade, pass, demean, shed light on, give birth, guide, assume, turn out, expel, deal, sway, unload, citation, transmit, birth, solve, set free, complete, sort out, bring in a verdict, drop, channel, bar, contain, support, endure, crystallise, expect, transport, dispatch, net, exonerate, set down, take in, gain, elucidate, expatriate, annul, put down, purge, pack, charge, muster out, law, eject, acquittal, wear, be, conduct, post, make, have a bun in the oven, deliver, pay, stock, exhaust, go off, pull in, carry, straighten out, call for, abide, stomach, carry on, dribble, clear, assoil, sack, realise, express, bear, have, unclutter, top, convey, empty, realize, hold, take over, light up, run, comport, exculpate, brook, enlighten, crystalise, study at, impart, deport.

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