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; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
  4. To clear one's self.
  5. 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.