verb (used with object), ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting.
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OTHER WORDS FROM acquitac·quit·ter, nounpre·ac·quit, verb (used with object), pre·ac·quit·ted, pre·ac·quit·ting.
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Example sentences from the Web for acquit
Most Republican senators have plainly decided to acquit the ex-president no matter what.
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 Wiggins|February 9, 2021|Washington 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 committees|Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz|February 4, 2021|Washington 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 Greene|Max Boot|February 1, 2021|Washington 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 trial|Ronald G. Shafer|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Both trials ended in mistrials, with all of the white jurors voting to convict and all of the black jurors voting to acquit.
She and many others believed that Tuesday, when the court ruled to acquit all 13 defendants, was that day.Argentina Erupts Over Acquittal in Marita Verón Case|Scott C. Johnson|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But based on the testimony, the evidence and the language of the law, it would have been hard for me to vote to acquit.If Porn Isn’t Art, Does It Still Have a Right to Exist?|Michael Stabile|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And it shows they were almost unanimously inclined to acquit right from jump.
In March of this year, a jury here took just 45 minutes to acquit Tiller of charges that he performed 19 illegal abortions.
I will tell you later what from the bottom of my heart I wish you to do to acquit the debt we shall contract towards him.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Curiosity to see how she would acquit herself under the circumstances ran high.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
Yet, knowing how to make the most of their limited stock of knowledge, they acquit themselves well in conversation.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
But, more quickly than he had thought of charging her with this—(he was only an ordinary young man)—he had to acquit her again.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
I did, but that isn't evidence that will acquit him in court of being a road agent.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for acquit
verb -quits, -quitting or -quitted (tr)
- to free or release (from a charge of crime)
- to pronounce not guilty