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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.
Translations of “acquit”
in Spanish absolver…
in French acquitter…
in German freisprechen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣判…無罪…
in Russian оправдывать…
in Turkish temize çıkarmak, aklanmak, beraat etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣判…无罪…
in Polish uniewinniać…
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