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ACQUIT (acquitted, acquitting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acquit mean? 

ACQUIT (verb)
  The verb ACQUIT has 2 senses:

1. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
2. behave in a certain manner

  Familiarity information: ACQUIT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACQUIT (verb)


Sense 1acquit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

acquit; assoil; exculpate; exonerate; discharge; clear

Context example:

The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

Hypernyms (to "acquit" is one way to...):

judge; label; pronounce (pronounce judgment on)

"Acquit" entails doing...:

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "acquit"):

vindicate (clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof)

whitewash (exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data)

purge (clear of a charge)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody of something

Sentence example:

They want to acquit the prisoners

Antonym:

convict (find or declare guilty)


Sense 2acquit [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Behave in a certain manner

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

deport; behave; comport; acquit; conduct; bear; carry

Context examples:

She carried herself well / he bore himself with dignity / They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Hypernyms (to "acquit" is one way to...):

bear; carry; hold (support or hold in a certain manner)

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "acquit"):

fluster (be flustered; behave in a confused manner)

assert; put forward (insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized)

deal (behave in a certain way towards others)

walk around (behave in a certain manner or have certain properties)

pose; posture (behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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