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English definition of “acquit”

acquit

verb [T]  /əˈkwɪt/ (-tt-) us  

acquit verb [T] (DECIDE NOT GUILTY)

to decide officially in a court of law that someone is not guilty of a particular crime: She was acquitted. The jury acquitted him.

acquit verb [T] (PERFORM)

fml to cause yourself to perform or behave in the stated way: She acquitted herself well, finishing second.
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