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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In the statement read outside the Old Bailey, the couple said: "The fact the jury acquitted us of some of the allegations makes it clear that the jury accepted we believed that our son's life was in imminent danger." They added that they have "tried to do the right thing" and co-operate with police in a bid to get Jack home.
It took three years, multiple trials and three tours in prison--where my health deteriorated--before Egypt's Court of Cassation, the country's sole remaining independent court, acquitted us of all charges.
This April, a Taiwan court acquitted us of all criminal charges, which carry up to two years in jail, on the ground that we have written the story with "good intent" and belief in the truth of our story.