acquit (one) of

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acquit (one) of

To determine that one is not guilty of a crime or other wrongdoing. Everyone in the courtroom was shocked when the jury acquitted the defendant of murder.
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acquit someone of something

to establish someone's innocence of a criminal charge or the blame for some wrongdoing. The investigator acquitted Wally of the charges.
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His mother is disgusted that her son was jailed for so long, given the lack of evidence that led a Los Angeles jury to acquit him of robbery and attempted murder while convicting a co-defendant.
The judge also directed the jury to acquit him of two other charges.
He was acquitted of dragging a man patient by the hair, and the jury was directed by the judge to acquit him of two charges of ill-treating two me n.