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  • verbannounce removal of blame
  • verbbehave some way

synonyms for acquit

  • absolve
  • clear
  • discharge
  • exonerate
  • free
  • let go
  • vindicate
  • deliver
  • exculpate
  • excuse
  • liberate
  • release
  • relieve
  • whitewash
  • blink at
  • disculpate
  • let off
  • let off the hook
  • wink at
  • wipe off
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antonyms for acquit

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  • accuse
  • blame
  • charge
  • condemn
  • convict
  • hold
  • incarcerate
  • incriminate
  • punish
  • sentence
  • keep
  • limit
  • restrain
  • censure
  • damn
  • denounce
  • doom
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How to use acquit in a sentence

Most Republican senators have plainly decided to acquit the ex-president no matter what.
STOP TRYING TO SAVE THE GOP. IT’S HOPELESS.JENNIFER RUBINFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Webster was charged with second-degree felony assault but acquitted.
THE FIRST STATE TO PASS A LAW PROTECTING POLICE ACCUSED OF MISCONDUCT MAY ALSO BE THE FIRST TO REPEAL IT.OVETTA WIGGINSFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Chances for a conviction are low, as a majority of GOP senators have already indicated that they intend to acquit the former president.
HOUSE TO VOTE ON REMOVING GOP’S MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE FROM HER COMMITTEESFELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNER, COLBY ITKOWITZFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Of course, there won’t be a conviction if middle-of-the-road Republicans such as Portman vote to acquit.
ROB PORTMAN HAS DONE MORE DAMAGE TO AMERICA THAN MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENEMAX BOOTFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On May 16, to the surprise of many, the Senate acquitted Johnson by one vote.
THE WAR SECRETARY WHO BARRICADED HIMSELF IN HIS OFFICE DURING AN IMPEACHMENT TRIALRONALD G. SHAFERJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He got pretty well roasted by the smaller guards, but he acquitted himself nicely against the wings.
THE SPURS’ YOUNG TRIO HAS THEM BACK IN THE MIXJARED DUBINJANUARY 20, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
He was acquitted and faced no further legal action for his crimes.
THE FOUNDING FATHER WHO WAS IMPEACHED AFTER LEAVING THE SENATE IN SHAMEGILLIAN BROCKELLJANUARY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Lopez and Wagner acquitted themselves well against Miami after Bryant went down, with each scoring 13 points.
WIZARDS’ THOMAS BRYANT EXPECTED TO MISS REST OF SEASON WITH TORN ACLAVA WALLACEJANUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The bank chairman was charged with fraud connected with loans on the South Side, but he was acquitted by a jury.
HOW A CHICAGO POLITICAL HANGOUT WENT FROM BUSTLING TO BOARDED-UP — EVEN AFTER THE CITY PROMISED HELPBY MICK DUMKEDECEMBER 17, 2020PROPUBLICA
The Hoosiers’ passing game acquitted itself well against the Buckeyes, and Fryfogle was a big part of it.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WINNERS AND LOSERS FOR WEEK 12: NORTHWESTERN ON TRACK FOR BIG TEN TITLE GAMEPATRICK STEVENSNOVEMBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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