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acquit

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of acquit

  1. 1 to free from a charge of wrongdoing <acquitted of the robbery charge after proving he was nowhere near the scene of the crime> Synonyms absolve, exculpate, clear, exonerate, vindicateRelated Words atone (for), expiate; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburden; condone, excuse, whitewash; forgive, pardon, remit; avenge, redress, revengeNear Antonyms accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; convictAntonyms criminate, incriminate

  2. 2 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way <the king promised handsome rewards to all who acquitted themselves well in the battle> Synonyms behave, bear, carry, comport, conduct, demean, deport, quitRelated Words check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, playNear Antonyms act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct




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