acquit oneself


: 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.

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“Acquit oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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