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acquitverb

uk   us   /əˈkwɪt/ (-tt-)
[T often passive] to decide officially in a law court that someone is not guilty of a particular crime: She was acquitted of all the charges against her. Five months ago he was acquitted on a shoplifting charge.
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acquit yourself formal to do better than expected in a difficult situation: I thought that he acquitted himself admirably in today's meeting.
Translations of “acquit”
in Vietnamese tha bổng…
in Spanish absolver…
in Thai ประกาศว่าไม่มีความผิด…
in Malaysian membebaskan…
in French acquitter…
in German freisprechen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣判…無罪…
in Indonesian bebas dari tuduhan, membebaskan…
in Russian оправдывать…
in Turkish temize çıkarmak, aklanmak, beraat etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣判…无罪…
in Polish uniewinniać…
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