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acquit

verb uk   /əˈkwɪt/ (-tt-) us  
[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.
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