Thesaurus

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 of acquit absolve, exculpate, clear, exonerate, vindicateWords Related to acquit atone (for), expiate; discharge, liberate, redeem, release, unburden; condone, excuse, whitewash; forgive, pardon, remit; avenge, redress, revengeNear Antonyms of acquit accuse, arraign, charge, impeach, indict; convictAntonyms of acquit 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 of acquit behave, bear, carry, comport, conduct, demean, deport, quitWords Related to acquit check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, playNear Antonyms of acquit act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct

Synonym Discussion of acquit

behave, conduct, deport, comport, acquit mean to act or to cause oneself to do something in a certain way. behave may apply to the meeting of a standard of what is proper or decorous.
    • the children behaved in church
conduct implies action or behavior that shows the extent of one's power to control or direct oneself.
    • conducted herself with unfailing good humor
deport implies behaving so as to show how far one conforms to conventional rules of discipline or propriety.
    • the hero deported himself in accord with the code of chivalry
comport suggests conduct measured by what is expected or required of one in a certain class or position.
    • comported themselves as gentlemen
acquit applies to action under stress that deserves praise or meets expectations.
    • acquitted herself well in her first assignment


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