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ac·quit

 (ə-kwĭt′)
tr.v. ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting, ac·quits
1. Law To find not guilty of a criminal offense.
2. To conduct (oneself) in a specified manner: acquitted herself well during the interview.
3. Archaic To release or discharge from an obligation, such as a debt.
4. Obsolete To repay.

[Middle English aquiten, from Old French aquiter : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + quite, free, clear (from Medieval Latin quittus, variant of Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots).]

ac·quit′ter n.
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acquit

(əˈkwɪt)
vb (tr) , -quits, -quitting or -quitted
1. (Law) (foll by of)
a. to free or release (from a charge of crime)
b. to pronounce not guilty
2. (foll by of) to free or relieve (from an obligation, duty, responsibility, etc)
3. to repay or settle (something, such as a debt or obligation)
4. to perform (one's part); conduct (oneself)
[C13: from Old French aquiter, from quiter to release, free from, quit]
acˈquitter n
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ac•quit

(əˈkwɪt)

v.t. -quit•ted, -quit•ting.
1. to declare not guilty of a crime or offense; release from a charge.
2. to bear or conduct (oneself); behave.
3. to release (a person) from an obligation.
4. to settle or satisfy (a debt, claim, etc.).
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French a(c)quiter]
ac•quit′ter, n.
syn: See absolve.
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acquit


Past participle: acquitted
Gerund: acquitting

Imperative
acquit
acquit
Present
I acquit
you acquit
he/she/it acquits
we acquit
you acquit
they acquit
Preterite
I acquitted
you acquitted
he/she/it acquitted
we acquitted
you acquitted
they acquitted
Present Continuous
I am acquitting
you are acquitting
he/she/it is acquitting
we are acquitting
you are acquitting
they are acquitting
Present Perfect
I have acquitted
you have acquitted
he/she/it has acquitted
we have acquitted
you have acquitted
they have acquitted
Past Continuous
I was acquitting
you were acquitting
he/she/it was acquitting
we were acquitting
you were acquitting
they were acquitting
Past Perfect
I had acquitted
you had acquitted
he/she/it had acquitted
we had acquitted
you had acquitted
they had acquitted
Future
I will acquit
you will acquit
he/she/it will acquit
we will acquit
you will acquit
they will acquit
Future Perfect
I will have acquitted
you will have acquitted
he/she/it will have acquitted
we will have acquitted
you will have acquitted
they will have acquitted
Future Continuous
I will be acquitting
you will be acquitting
he/she/it will be acquitting
we will be acquitting
you will be acquitting
they will be acquitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acquitting
you have been acquitting
he/she/it has been acquitting
we have been acquitting
you have been acquitting
they have been acquitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acquitting
you will have been acquitting
he/she/it will have been acquitting
we will have been acquitting
you will have been acquitting
they will have been acquitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acquitting
you had been acquitting
he/she/it had been acquitting
we had been acquitting
you had been acquitting
they had been acquitting
Conditional
I would acquit
you would acquit
he/she/it would acquit
we would acquit
you would acquit
they would acquit
Past Conditional
I would have acquitted
you would have acquitted
he/she/it would have acquitted
we would have acquitted
you would have acquitted
they would have acquitted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.acquit - pronounce not guilty of criminal chargesacquit - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
vindicate - clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof; "You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"
whitewash - exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
purge - clear of a charge
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
convict - find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"
2.acquit - behave in a certain manneracquit - behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
carry, bear, hold - support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
fluster - be flustered; behave in a confused manner
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
put forward, assert - insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; "Women should assert themselves more!"
deal - behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"
walk around - behave in a certain manner or have certain properties; "He walks around with his nose in the air"; "She walks around with this strange boyfriend"
posture, pose - behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others; "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"
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acquit

verb
1. clear, free, release, deliver, excuse, relieve, discharge, liberate, vindicate, exonerate, absolve, exculpate He was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
clear charge, sentence, blame, condemn, convict, damn, find guilty
2. behave, bear, conduct, comport Most men acquitted themselves well throughout the action.
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acquit

verb
1. Law. To free from a charge or imputation of guilt:
Law: purge.
2. To conduct oneself in a specified way:
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Translations
يُبَرِّئ
zprostit viny
frifinde
sÿkna
išteisinimasišteisinti
attaisnot
zbaviť viny
oprostiti
beraat ettirmeksuçsuz bulmak

acquit

[əˈkwɪt] VT
1. (Jur) to acquit sb (of)absolver or exculpar a algn (de)
he was acquitted on all chargeslo absolvieron de todas las acusaciones
2. to acquit o.s.: how did he acquit himself?¿cómo se desenvolvió?
to acquit o.s. welldefenderse bien
to acquit o.s. of [+ duty] → desempeñar
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acquit

[əˈkwɪt] vt
(LAW) [crime] → acquitter
to acquit sb of sth → acquitter qn de qch
(= perform) to acquit o.s. well → s'acquitter très bien de sa tâche
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acquit

vtfreisprechen; to be acquitted of a crime/on a chargevon einem Verbrechen/einer Anklage freigesprochen werden
vr (= conduct oneself)sich verhalten; (= perform)seine Sache machen; he acquitted himself weller hat seine Sache gut gemacht; (= stood up well)er hat sich gut aus der Affäre gezogen
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acquit

[əˈkwɪt] vt
a. (Law) to acquit sb (of)assolvere qn (da)
b. to acquit o.s. (well/badly) (frm) → comportarsi (bene/male)
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acquit

(əˈkwit) past tense, past participle acˈquitted verb
to declare (an accused person) to be innocent. The judge acquitted her of murder.
acˈquittal noun
He was released from prison following his acquittal.
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