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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To determine that an accused person is not guilty.

Usage examples (35)
  • The judge decided to acquit the man accused of stealing Sam's bike.
  • They did, then came back with a mixed verdict form: 8 charges marked "acquit," and the rest left blank.
  • Woods isn't used to facing hard questions and probably wouldn't "acquit" himself well under fire, he said.
  • May any terms acquit me from this chance? for more
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