acquit


acquit
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. exonerate; discharge, pay. See acquittal, payment.Ant., convict.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To exonerate]
Syn. clear, absolve, vindicate; see absolve , excuse .
2. [To behave]
Syn. comport, conduct, bear, act; see behave 2 .
See Synonym Study at absolve , behave .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v.
[uh KWIT]
to release, free or clear one from a responsibility or charge.
Lizzie Borden was acquitted ofmurder charges against her father and stepmother, but a cloud of suspicion continues to hang over her name.
SYN.:
1. release, clear, free, excuse, exonerate, absolve, pardon, forgive, relieve, exempt, let off, exculpate.
2. behave conduct, act, comport, bear.
ANT.: 1. convict, condemn, damn
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. Law. To free from a charge or imputation of guilt: absolve, clear, exculpate, exonerate, vindicate. Law: purge. See LAW. 2. To conduct oneself in a specified way: act, bear, behave, carry, comport, demean1, deport, do, quit. See BE.

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  • acquit — ac·quit /ə kwit/ vb ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting [Old French acquiter to pay off, absolve, acquit, from a , prefix marking causation + quite free (of an obligation)] vt: to discharge completely: as a: to release from liability for a debt or other… …   Law dictionary

  • acquit — Acquit. s. m. v. Quitance. J en ay un bon acquit. je fourniray tous les acquits bons & valables. acquit patent. On dit, Payer une chose à l acquit d un autre, pour dire, La payer à la descharge d un autre. J ay payé cela à l acquit de la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Acquit — Ac*quit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acquitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acquitting}.] [OE. aquiten, OF. aquiter, F. acquitter; ? (L. ad) + OF. quiter, F. quitter, to quit. See {Quit}, and cf. {Acquiet}.] 1. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acquit — (fr., spr. Akki), 1) Aussatz der Kugel beim Billard; 2) Empfangschein, Quittung überhaupt, besonders auf Wechseln (sd.). Acquit a comptant (spr. Akki a congtang), sonst seit Ludwig XV. in Frankreich eigenhändige Quittungen des Königs über… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Acquit — (frz., spr. ackí), Quittung, Empfangsschein; pour a. oder par a. (pr. a.), Quittungsformel auf Rechnungen, Wechseln etc. Beim Billard ist A. (A. geben) das Aussetzen des Balles. – Acquit à caution (spr. ackitakohßĭóng), Begleitschein von… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • acquit — [v1] announce removal of blame absolve, blink at*, clear, deliver, discharge, disculpate, exculpate, excuse, exonerate, free, let go, let off, let off the hook*, liberate, release, relieve, vindicate, whitewash*, wink at*, wipe off*; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • acquit — ► VERB (acquitted, acquitting) 1) formally declare that (someone) is not guilty of a criminal charge. 2) (acquit oneself) behave or perform in a specified way. DERIVATIVES acquittal noun. ORIGIN Latin acquitare pay a debt …   English terms dictionary

  • Acquit — Ac*quit , p. p. Acquitted; set free; rid of. [Archaic] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acquit — (franz., spr. ackí), Quittung, Empfangschein; pour a., soviel wie den Empfang bescheinigt, empfangen. – Beim Billard bedeutet A. das Aussetzen des Balles (s. Billard) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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