Synonyms of acquit
1 clearDictionary • He was acquitted of disorderly behaviour by magistrates.
clear • In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
free • It will free us of a whole lot of debt.
release • He wants to be released from any promise between us.
deliver • I thank God for delivering me from that pain.
excuse • She was excused from her duties for the day.
relieve • He felt relieved of a burden.
discharge • You are being discharged on medical grounds.
liberate • How committed is the leadership to liberating its people from poverty?
vindicate • The director said he had been vindicated by the expert's report.
exonerate • The official report exonerated the school of any blame.
absolve • The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
, find guilty
PHRASAL VERB:▷ acquit yourself
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absolveIf a report or investigation absolves someone from blame or responsibility, it formally states that he or she is not guilty or is not to blame.
• The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
clearIf someone is cleared, they are proved to be not guilty of a crime or mistake.
• In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
deliverIf someone delivers you from something, they rescue or save you from it.
• I thank God for delivering me from that pain.
Thesaurus for acquit from the Collins English Thesaurus
to free or release (from a charge of crime)
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