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Acquitted; set free; rid of. To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite. To pay for; to atone for. 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. Reflexively: (a) To clear one's self. (b) 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. 


Syn. - To absolve; clear; exonerate; exonerate; exculpate; release; discharge. See Absolve.

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