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Synonyms for acquitəˈkwɪt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acquit

    To absolve, in the strict sense, is to set free from any bond. One may be absolved from a promise by a breach of faith on the part of one to whom the promise was made. To absolve from sins is formally to remit their condemnation and penalty, regarded as a bond upon the soul. "Almighty God ... pardoneth and absolveth all those who truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel." Book of Common Prayer, Declar. of Absol. To acquit of sin or crime is to free from the accusation of it, pronouncing one guiltless; the innocent are rightfully acquitted; the guilty may be mercifully absolved. Compare PARDON.

    Synonyms:
    absolve, clear, discharge, exculpate, exempt, exonerate, forgive, free, liberate, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Antonyms:
    accuse, bind, charge, compel, condemn, convict, impeach, inculpate, obligate, oblige

    Preposition:
    One is absolved from (rarely of) a promise, a sin, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acquit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discharge (from an accusation), clear, release, absolve, exonerate, exculpate, excuse, pardon, forgive, quit, set free

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List of paraphrases:

absolve, exonerate


Translations for acquit

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  • تبرئةArabic
  • дълг, държа се, освобождавам, (от задължение), плащамBulgarian
  • begleichen, abzahlen, freisprechenGerman
  • exculpar, absolverSpanish
  • lunastaa, vapauttaa, hyvittää, suoriutua, maksaaFinnish
  • 放免, 解放Japanese
  • zich, bevrijden, vrijspreken, afbetalen, kwijtschelden, bewijzen, betalen, verlossen, vervullen, vrijlaten, aflossenDutch
  • uniewinnić od zarzutuPolish
  • inocentar, absolverPortuguese
  • achitaRomanian
  • выплачивать, освобождать, выплатить, освободить, расплачиваться, оправдывать, расплатиться, оправдатьRussian
  • frikännaSwedish
  • ödemek, suçsuz bulmak, aklamak, beraat ettirmek, tenzih etmek, muaf tutmakTurkish

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