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English verb: acquit

1. acquit (communication) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges


SamplesThe suspect was cleared of the murder charges.


ExamplesThey want to acquit the prisoners


Synonymsassoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody of something


Broader (hypernym)judge, label, pronounce


Narrower (hyponym)purge, vindicate, whitewash


Entailevaluate, judge, pass judgment


Antonymsconvict

2. acquit (social) behave in a certain manner


SamplesShe carried herself well.
He bore himself with dignity.
They conducted themselves well during these difficult times.


Synonymsbear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)act, bear, carry, hold, move


Narrower (hyponym)assert, deal, fluster, pose, posture, put forward, walk around









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