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acquitverb

uk   /əˈkwɪt/  us   /əˈkwɪt/ (-tt-)
[T often passive] to ​decideofficially in a ​lawcourt that someone is not ​guilty of a ​particularcrime: She was acquitted of all the ​charges against her. Five ​months ago he was acquitted on a ​shopliftingcharge.
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acquit yourself formal
to do ​better than ​expected in a ​difficultsituation: I ​thought that he acquitted himself ​admirably in today's ​meeting.
(Definition of acquit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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acquitverb [T]

 us   /əˈkwɪt/ (-tt-)
  • acquit verb [T] (DECIDE NOT GUILTY)

to ​decideofficially in a ​court of ​law that someone is not ​guilty of a ​particularcrime: 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.
(Definition of acquit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “acquit”
in Spanish absolver…
in Vietnamese tha bổng…
in Malaysian membebaskan…
in Thai ประกาศว่าไม่มีความผิด…
in French acquitter…
in German freisprechen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣判…无罪…
in Turkish temize çıkarmak, aklanmak, beraat etmek…
in Russian оправдывать…
in Indonesian bebas dari tuduhan, membebaskan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣判…無罪…
in Polish uniewinniać…
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