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Verb: acquit (acquitted,acquitting)  u'kwit
  1. Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    "The suspect was acquitted of the murder charges";
    - assoil [archaic], clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate
  2. Behave in a certain manner
    "he acquitted himself with dignity";
    - behave, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry

Derived forms: acquits, acquitting, acquitted

Type of: act, bear, carry, hold, judge, label, move, pronounce

Antonym: convict

Encyclopedia: Acquit