Synonyms for acquit

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kwit
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkwɪt

Top 10 synonyms for acquit Other synonyms for the word acquit

Définition of acquit

Origin :
  • early 13c., "to satisfy a debt" (either for oneself or on behalf of another), from Old French aquiter "pay, pay up, settle a claim" (12c.), from à "to" (see ad-) + quite "free, clear" (see quit (adj.)). Meanings "set free from charges" and "to discharge one's duty" both recorded from late 14c. Related: Acquitted; acquitting.
  • verb announce removal of blame
  • verb behave some way
Example sentences :
  • Edricson, if God spare you, I think that you will acquit yourself well.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In this way, and in this way only, he may acquit himself and free others from the work of legislation.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • Don't forget that if you acquit him, you'll be sorely puzzled to convict the other.'
  • Extract from : « Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune » by Charles James Lever
  • As to the parsons, I must acquit them honestly of any portion of this charge.
  • Extract from : « Arthur O'Leary » by Charles James Lever
  • "I 'll try and acquit myself with credit," said she, as she sat down to the writing-desk.
  • Extract from : « Barrington » by Charles James Lever
  • I am sure he will acquit himself better than ever did diplomatist.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • To acquit myself with credit is not so easy as Don Baltazar supposes.
  • Extract from : « The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba » by Walter Goodman
  • If you blame me, you sages, the multitude and success will acquit me.
  • Extract from : « Diderot and the Encyclopdists » by John Morley
  • I am sorry that I am in no better a condition to acquit my self of my Promise to you.
  • Extract from : « Notes and Queries, Number 67, February 8, 1851 » by Various
  • As the case stands at present, no jury in the world could acquit me.
  • Extract from : « The Crooked House » by Brandon Fleming

Antonyms for acquit

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