acquit oneself

idiom

Definition of acquit oneself

: to act or behave in a specified way used to express approval or (less commonly) disapproval of someone's behavior or performanceThe 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.

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“Acquit oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquit%20oneself. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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