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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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