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Meaning of ACQUIT

Pronunciation:  u'kwit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
  2. [v]  behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

ACQUIT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: assoil, bear, behave, carry, clear, comport, conduct, deport, discharge, exculpate, exonerate
 Antonyms: convict
 See Also: act, assert, deal, fluster, hold, judge, label, move, pose, pronounce, purge, put forward, vindicate, walk around, whitewash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac*quit"\, p. p.
    Acquitted; set free; rid of. [Archaic] --Shak.
  2. \Ac*quit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acquitted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Acquitting}.] [OE. aquiten, OF. aquiter, F. acquitter; ?
    (L. ad) + OF. quiter, F. quitter, to quit. See {Quit}, and
    cf. {Acquiet}.]
    1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay
       off; to requite.
             A responsibility that can never be absolutely
             acquitted.                            --I. Taylor.
    2. To pay for; to atone for. [Obs.] --Shak.
    3. 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.
    4. Reflexively:
       (a) To clear one's self. --Shak.
       (b) 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.
    Syn: To absolve; clear; exonerate; exonerate; exculpate;
         release; discharge. See {Absolve}.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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