To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay
off; to requite.
To pay for; to atone for.
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; as, the jury
acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
To clear one's self.
To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part;
as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted
himself very poorly.