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acquit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word acquit

(verb) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
Example Sentence
  • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

(verb) behave in a certain manner
Synonyms : bear , behave , carry , comport , conduct , deport
Example Sentence
  • She carried herself well
  • he bore himself with dignity
  • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acquit

AC(accused)+QUIT.....when you are under any kind of criminal charge and the court quits the charge, it means that you are free from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty...hence acquit
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by nileshdive

See the word in this way: acQUIT, it means to let somebody QUIT from the legal charges
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by iit.anuranjan

ac+quit(in front of accused judge quit)
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by maleceleb

AC (Alisha Chenoy)was quit (freed) from BLAME.
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by Abhishek Katara

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