Acquit means to be done paying a debt or fulfilling an obligation.(verb)
An example of acquit is to have paid off a loan.
The definition of acquit is to clear a person of a charge of wrongdoing.(verb)
An example of acquit is to find a person not guilty of a crime in court.
Acquit is defined as how someone behaves in a difficult situation.(verb)
When a person loses their house and their job, but still manage to keep their head up it is an example of knowing how to acquit himself under great pressure.
See acquit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME aquiten < OFr aquiter, to free < ML acquitare, to settle a claim < L ad-, to + quietare: see quiet
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transitive verb ac·quit·ted, ac·quit·ting, ac·quits
Origin: Middle English aquiten
Origin: , from Old French aquiter
Origin: : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-)
Origin: + quite, free, clear (from Medieval Latin quittus, variant of Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in Indo-European roots).
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