Antonyms of verb acquit

1 of 2 senses of acquit

Sense 1
acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate -- (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges")
       Antonym of convict (Sense 1)
      => convict -- (find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb acquit

2 senses of acquit

Sense 1
acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpate -- (pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges")
       => pronounce, label, judge -- (pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here")

Sense 2
behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry -- (behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times")
       => hold, carry, bear -- (support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Antonyms of adj acquitted

1 sense of acquitted

Sense 1
acquitted, not guilty -- (declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless; "he stands acquitted on all charges"; "the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity")

INDIRECT (VIA innocent) -> guilty -- (responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds")

Similarity of adj acquitted

1 sense of acquitted

Sense 1
acquitted, not guilty -- (declared not guilty of a specific offense or crime; legally blameless; "he stands acquitted on all charges"; "the jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity")
       => innocent (vs. guilty), guiltless, clean-handed -- (free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty")

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