acquit

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acquit(
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kwiht
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to declare not guilty)
a. absolver
After deliberation, the jury acquitted the defendant.Después de la deliberación, el jurado absolvió al acusado.
b. exculpar
The prosecution failed to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, so you must acquit the accused.La fiscalía no pudo probar su caso más allá de toda duda razonable, por lo que deben exculpar al acusado.
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acquit
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (law)
a. absolver, declarar inocente
to acquit oneself well/badlysalir bien/mal parado(a)
acquit [əˈkwɪt]
transitive verb
1 (Jur)
to acquit sb (of) absolver or exculpar a algn (de); he was acquitted on all charges lo absolvieron de todas las acusaciones
2
to acquit o.s.: how did he acquit himself? ¿cómo se desenvolvió?; to acquit o.s. well defenderse bien; to acquit o.s. of [+duty] desempeñar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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