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Definition of the verb acquit
What does acquit mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: acquitted, acquitting
- pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
- example: They want to acquit the prisoners
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] The doctor cured Pat Verbs of Removing: absolve, exonerate, free, pardon [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme] The doctor cured Pat of pneumonia [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Source] out of [Theme] The swindler cheated Pat out of her fortune [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate] Studies exonerated program trading as a source of volatility [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source] The swindler bilked 20 dollars from his boss [Cause] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme, object control with -ing] It freed him of feeling guilt Free Verbs: absolve, clear, cure, emancipate, free, release, relieve [Cause] [Verb] [Source] of [Theme, not sentential clause] It freed him of guilt
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of acquit: assoil / clear / discharge / exculpate / exonerate
- antonym of acquit: convict
- more generic words: judge / label / pronounce = pronounce judgment on
- more specific words:
- entailment: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
- behave in a certain manner
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of acquit: bear / behave / carry / comport / conduct / deport
- more generic words: bear / carry / hold = support or hold in a certain manner; act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the verb acquit
- To declare not guilty; innocent
- synonym: absolve
- [context: followed by “of”, formerly by “from”] To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge, to find not guilty.
- synonym: clear
- [obsolete, rare] To pay for; to atone for
- synonym: exonerate
- To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
- synonym: inoccent
- [reflexive] To clear one’s self.
- synonym: exculpate
- [reflexive] To bear or conduct one’s self; to perform one’s part.
- synonym: release
- [obsolete] To release, set free, rescue.
- synonym: discharge
- [archaic] Past participle of 'acquit', set free, rid of.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acquit
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by Dov M. Gabbay, Patrice Canivez, Shahid Rahman, Alexandre Thiercelin
A guilty verdict is the conclusion of a suitably strong abduction, and a verdict to acquit is a judgement to the effect that the evidence permits no abduction of requisite strength to convict. A jury's task is to adjudicate between the rival abductions ...
English Synonymes Explained (1824)
In Alphabetical Order by George Crabb
to acquit is the act of an earthly tribunal towards supposed offenders. By absolution we are released from the bondage of sin, and placed in a state of favour with God ; by an acquittal we are released from the charge of guilt, and reinstated in ...
by George Crabb
To absolve is the free act of an omnipotent and merciful being towards sinners; to acquit is the act of an earthly tribunal towards supposed oifenders. By absolution We are released from the bondage of sin, and placed in a state of favour with ...
English Synonymes (1826)
With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb
To absolve is the free act of an omnipotent and merciful being towards sinners; to acquit is the act of an earthly tribunal towards supposed offenders; by absolution we are released from the bondage of sin, and placed in a state of favor with ...
With Copious Illustrations and Examples Drawn from the Best Writers by George Crabb
To absolve is the free act of an omnipotent and merciful being towards sinners; to acquit is the act of an earthly tribunal towards supposed offenders. ABSOLUTE. By absolution we are released from the bondage of sin, and placed in a state of ...
Acquit, akkwit′ ...
Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference
*To ACQUIT .
by Arthur English
We will acquit. Acquietancia. An acquittance ; an instrument by which the discharge of a debt is effected. Exemption from service or duty.
by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
AcquiT. To make great acquisitions can happen to very few; and in the uncertainty of human affairs, to many it will be incident to labour without reward, and to lose what they already possess by endeavours to make it more. Adventurer, No. 119 ...
by John Houston Merrill, Thomas Johnson Michie, Charles Frederic Williams, David Shephard Garland
Where the instrument which it was alleged was forged is ambiguous, it is proper to charge that, if the instrument is other than that set forth in the indictment, the jury must acquit.3 XIII. VEEDICT. — The verdict of the jury must be definite and ...
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Scrabble value of A1C3Q10U1I1T1
The value of this 6-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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