|p. p.||1.||Acquitted; set free; rid of.|
|v. t.||1.||To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.|
|2.||To pay for; to atone for.|
|3.||To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; - now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; |
|4.||To clear one's self.|
|Verb||1.||acquit - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"|
convict - find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"
|2.||acquit - behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"|