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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The Court in Kangundo has acquitted one of the suspects charged with the murder of late University of Nairobi lecture Professor Stephen Nzuve.
The Sandiganbayan has acquitted one of the last remaining codefendants of former president and now Pampanga Rep.
The first issue of Holography News[R] in 2000 reported that the trial of two Manchester, England, resident Iraqi brothers accused of counterfeiting UK passports and Schengen visas, including its Kinegram[TM], had acquitted one of the defendants but failed to reach a verdict on the other.
Of the 21 other suspects on trial - all on charges not directly related to 911 - 16 were convicted of belonging to or collaborating with a terror group, while five were acquitted One of the16was TayssirAlouni, a correspondent for the Arab TV network Al-Jazeera.