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English definition of “acquit”

acquit

verb     /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. → Compare convict verbInnocent acquit yourself formal to do better than expected in a difficult situation: I thought that he acquitted himself admirably in today's meeting.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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