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acquit oneself

Definition of acquit oneself

  1. :  to act or behave in a specified way —used to express approval or (less commonly) disapproval of someone's behavior or performance <The soldiers acquitted themselves well/honorably in battle.> <The young actress acquitted herself extremely well/capably in her first film.> <He acquitted himself poorly in handling the controversy.>



Word by Word Definitions

acquitplay
  1. :  to pay off (as a claim or debt)

    :  repay, requite

    :  to discharge completely (as from an obligation or accusation)

oneselfplay
  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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