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Definition 1: pronounce not guilty of criminal charges - [verb of communication]

Samples where acquit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

Synonyms for acquit in the sense of this definition

(acquit is a kind of ...) pronounce judgment on

"They labeled him unfit to work here"

(... is a kind of acquit ) clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

"You must vindicate yourself and fight this libel"

(... is a kind of acquit ) exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

(... is a kind of acquit ) clear of a charge

(acquit implies ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

Samples where acquit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for acquit in the sense of this definition

(acquit is a kind of ...) support or hold in a certain manner

"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"

(acquit is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of acquit ) be flustered; behave in a confused manner

(... is a kind of acquit ) insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

"Women should assert themselves more!"

(... is a kind of acquit ) behave in a certain way towards others

"He deals fairly with his employees"

(... is a kind of acquit ) behave in a certain manner or have certain properties

"He walks around with his nose in the air" "She walks around with this strange boyfriend"

(... is a kind of acquit ) behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others

"Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!" "She postured and made a total fool of herself"

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