Pronunciation: (u-kwit'),[key] —v.t.,-quit•ted, -quit•ting. 1. to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty: They acquitted him of the crime. The jury acquitted her, but I still think she's guilty. 2. to release or discharge (a person) from an obligation.
3. to settle or satisfy (a debt, obligation, claim, etc.).
4. to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He acquitted himself well in battle. 5. to free or clear (oneself): He acquitted himself of suspicion.