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as in: she was acquitted Define
officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
  • She is to be tried today, and I hope, I sincerely hope, that she will be acquitted.
  • "She is innocent, my Elizabeth," said I, "and that shall be proved; fear nothing, but let your spirits be cheered by the assurance of her acquittal."

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  • But I do not pretend that my protestations should acquit me; I rest my innocence on a plain and simple explanation of the facts which have been adduced against me, and I hope the character I have always borne will incline my judges to a favourable interpretation where any circumstance appears doubtful or suspicious.

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  • It took the jury only 30 minutes to acquit her of the murder charge.
  • She was acquitted of all charges.

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as in: she acquitted herself well Define
to handle yourself well in a given situation
  • Twice I actually hired myself as an under-mate in a Greenland whaler, and acquitted myself to admiration.

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  • Although they did not win, the team acquitted itself well and we were proud to have them represent us.
  • She acquitted herself well at the interview.

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as in: she was acquitted Define
officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
as in: she acquitted herself well Define
to handle yourself well in a given situation
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