What does acquit mean?

Definitions for acquit

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word acquit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate(verb)

    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

    "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

  2. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry(verb)

    behave in a certain manner

    "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"


  1. acquit(Verb)

    Past participle of acquit, set free, rid of.

  2. acquit(Verb)

    To declare or find not guilty; innocent.

  3. acquit(Verb)

    To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge.

    The jury acquitted the prisoner of the charge.

  4. acquit(Verb)

    To pay for; to atone for

  5. acquit(Verb)

    To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.

  6. acquit(Verb)

    To clear one's self.

  7. acquit(Verb)

    To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part.

  8. acquit(Verb)

    To release, set free, rescue.

  9. Origin: From aquiten, from aquiter, equivalent to . See quit, and compare acquiet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acquit

    acquitted; set free; rid of

  2. Acquit(verb)

    to discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite

  3. Acquit(verb)

    to pay for; to atone for

  4. Acquit(verb)

    to set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions

  5. Acquit(verb)

    to clear one's self

  6. Acquit(verb)

    to bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Acquit

    ak-kwit′, v.t. to free: to release: to settle, as a debt: to behave or conduct (one's self): to declare innocent (with of before the thing of which acquitted):—pr.p. acquit′ting; pa.p. acquit′ted.—ns. Acquit′tal, a judicial discharge from an accusation; Acquit′tance, a discharge from an obligation or debt: a receipt in evidence of such a discharge.—v.t. (Shak.), to acquit, clear. [O. Fr. acquiter—L. ad, to, quietāre, to give rest. See Quit.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. acquit

    To release or set free from an obligation, accusation, guilt, censure, suspicion, or whatever devolves upon a person as a charge or duty; as, the court acquits the accused. This word has also the reflexive signification of “to bear, or conduct one’s self;” as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquit in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acquit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of acquit in a Sentence

  1. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    The John Bolton revelations are stark, and when Mr. Sekulow gets up and says one of the reasons you should vote to acquit is we don't have any eyewitness accounts and at the same time the man he's representing, Donald Trump, is preventing those eyewitnesses, they lose a lot of ground.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    Id tell the president, if somebody is ready to acquit you, Id sort of get out of the way.

  3. House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff:

    If you find that The House has proved( The House) case and still vote to acquit, you'll name will be tied to The President with a cord of steel and through all of history.

  4. Heidi Heitkamp:

    I saw somebody who was very angry, who was very nervous, and I saw rage that a lot of people said,' well of course you're going to see rage he's being falsely accused,' but it is at all times you're to acquit yourself with a demeanor that's becoming of Supreme Court.

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  • تبرئةArabic
  • дълг, държа се, освобождавам, (от задължение), плащамBulgarian
  • begleichen, abzahlen, freisprechenGerman
  • exculpar, absolverSpanish
  • lunastaa, vapauttaa, hyvittää, suoriutua, maksaaFinnish
  • 放免, 解放Japanese
  • ತಪ್ಪಿಸುKannada
  • zich, bevrijden, vrijspreken, afbetalen, kwijtschelden, bewijzen, betalen, verlossen, vervullen, vrijlaten, aflossenDutch
  • uniewinnić od zarzutuPolish
  • inocentar, absolverPortuguese
  • achitaRomanian
  • выплачивать, освобождать, выплатить, освободить, расплачиваться, оправдывать, расплатиться, оправдатьRussian
  • frikännaSwedish
  • వదలివేయడంTelugu
  • ชำระหนี้Thai
  • ödemek, suçsuz bulmak, aklamak, beraat ettirmek, tenzih etmek, muaf tutmakTurkish

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