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Synonyms for acquit
əˈkwɪtac·quit

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquit

    To absolve, in the strict sense, is to set free from any bond. One may be absolved from a promise by a breach of faith on the part of one to whom the promise was made. To absolve from sins is formally to remit their condemnation and penalty, regarded as a bond upon the soul. "Almighty God ... pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel." Book of Common Prayer, Declar. of Absol. To acquit of sin or crime is to free from the accusation of it, pronouncing one guiltless; the innocent are rightfully acquitted; the guilty may be mercifully absolved. Compare PARDON.

    Synonyms:
    absolve, clear, discharge, exculpate, exempt, exonerate, forgive, free, liberate, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Antonyms:
    accuse, bind, charge, compel, condemn, convict, impeach, inculpate, obligate, oblige

    Preposition:
    One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquit

    Synonyms:
    discharge, exonerate, absolve, exculpate, release, dismiss, liberate, pardon

    Antonyms:
    charge, accuse, impeach, constrain, implicate, bind, compel, condemn, oblige, sentence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpateverb

    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

    "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

    Synonyms:
    unload, earn, exhaust, net, comport, dispatch, pull in, complete, bring in, expel, enlighten, sack, authorize, behave, straighten out, assoil, release, go off, drop off, shed light on, empty, crystalise, illuminate, light up, crystalize, deport, make, fire, crystallise, gain, take in, free, realise, carry, solve, exculpate, unclutter, set down, pass, put down, elucidate, brighten, authorise, conduct, clear up, discharge, exonerate, crystallize, sack up, top, clear, sort out, eject, realize, muster out, drop, bear

    Antonyms:
    convict

  2. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carryverb

    behave in a certain manner

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

    Synonyms:
    exile, digest, abide, express, comport, tolerate, act, pack, have a bun in the oven, support, impart, behave, sway, assoil, extend, carry, guide, lead, deliver, put up, take, stick out, channel, expect, deport, assume, pay, endure, take over, deal, dribble, run, extradite, do, transport, exculpate, stomach, birth, direct, hold, expatriate, transmit, clear, stock, have, brook, yield, turn out, convey, persuade, post, conduct, suffer, discharge, stand, exonerate, gestate, contain, accept, carry on, stockpile, give birth, wear, bear

    Antonyms:
    convict

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acquitverb

    Synonyms:
    discharge (from an accusation), clear, release, absolve, exonerate, exculpate, excuse, pardon, forgive, quit, set free

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acquitverb

    Synonyms:
    discharge, release, exculpate, exonerate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "acquit":

    absolve, exonerate

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How to use acquit in a sentence?

  1. Randy Zelin:

    Give me one juror who's not convicting me regardless of the evidence. It's a mistrial. Are they really going to try me again? all you need is one juror to say, 'Listen, I need more information. They didn't give me enough information to convict this guy. Therefore, the judge said, I must acquit.'.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

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

  5. Dennis Toomey:

    The heart of our appellate argument here is that the jury simply did not hear evidence they could have used to acquit Mr. Lucien, so he didn’t get due process, almost everywhere we look in this case, there are serious problems.


Translations for acquit

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  • تبرئةArabic
  • плащам, (от задължение), освобождавам, държа се, дългBulgarian
  • freisprechen, begleichen, abzahlenGerman
  • absolver, exculparSpanish
  • lunastaa, maksaa, suoriutua, hyvittää, vapauttaaFinnish
  • 放免, 解放Japanese
  • ತಪ್ಪಿಸುKannada
  • afbetalen, zich, vrijlaten, aflossen, vervullen, verlossen, bevrijden, betalen, bewijzen, vrijspreken, kwijtscheldenDutch
  • uniewinnić od zarzutuPolish
  • absolver, inocentarPortuguese
  • achitaRomanian
  • оправдывать, расплатиться, выплачивать, оправдать, выплатить, расплачиваться, освобождать, освободитьRussian
  • frikännaSwedish
  • వదలివేయడంTelugu
  • ชำระหนี้Thai
  • muaf tutmak, tenzih etmek, ödemek, suçsuz bulmak, beraat ettirmek, aklamakTurkish

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