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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


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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