Definition of Acquit:

  1. To formally and legally set free a person charged with a crime, by a courts finding (judgment) of not guilty, usually for lack of evidence. There is normally no appeal against an acquittal, except in some jurisdictions where it can be challenged in certain circumstances. See also exculpate and exonerate.

  2. Free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.

  3. Conduct oneself or perform in a specified way.

Synonyms of Acquit

Absolve, Amnesty, Bear, Carry, Clear, Comport, Conduct, Convict, Decontaminate, Demean, Deport, Destigmatize, Discharge, Dismiss, Dispense from, Exculpate, Excuse, Exempt, Exempt from, Exonerate, Forgive, Free, Give absolution, Go on, Grant amnesty to, Grant immunity, Grant remission, Justify, Let go, Let off, Liberate, Nonpros, Pardon, Pass sentence, Penalize, Purge, Quash the charge, Quit, Release, Remit, Set free, Shrive, Vindicate, Whitewash, Withdraw the charge, Conduct oneself, Bear oneself, Absolve, Clear, Exonerate, Exculpate, Declare innocent, Find innocent, Pronounce not guilty

How to use Acquit in a sentence?

  1. All the young women in the contest acquitted themselves well.
  2. She was acquitted on all counts.

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