Meaning of “acquit” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /əˈkwɪt/ present participle acquitting, past tense and past participle acquitted

If someone is acquitted of a crime, a court of law decides that they are not guilty:

[ often passive ] Both men were acquitted of murder.

(Definition of “acquit” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)