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Aquit vs. Acquit: What's the Difference?

By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 25, 2023
"Aquit" is an incorrect spelling. The right spelling is "Acquit," meaning to declare not guilty in a legal case.

Which is correct: Aquit or Acquit

How to spell Acquit?

Aquit is Incorrect

Acquit is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember "acQuit" has a "c" before the "q", unlike "aQuit."
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Link "Acquit" to "Quit" – both have double "t" at the end.
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Visualize a courtroom scene with the caption "Acquit."
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Associate "Acquit" with a balance of letters; both "a" and "c" balance before "quit."
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Remember, "Aquit" lacks the full verdict; "Acquit" is complete with the "c."
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Aquit and Acquit Definitions

Aquit

Aquit is an incorrect spelling of Acquit.
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Acquit

Acquit: to absolve someone from an obligation or duty.
He was acquitted from his duties.
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Sep 12, 2023

Acquit

Acquit: to conduct oneself or perform in a certain manner.
She acquitted herself well during the presentation.
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Acquit

Acquit: to settle or pay off a debt or obligation.
He acquitted his financial obligations promptly.
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Acquit

Acquit: to relieve or discharge.
He was acquitted of any wrongdoing.
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Acquit

(Law) To find not guilty of a criminal offense.
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Acquit

To conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
Acquitted herself well during the interview.
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Acquit

(Archaic) To release or discharge from an obligation, such as a debt.
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Acquit

(Obsolete) To repay.
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Acquit

(transitive) To declare or find innocent or not guilty.
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Acquit

(transitive) To discharge (for example, a claim or debt); to clear off, to pay off; to fulfil.
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Acquit

(transitive) Followed by of (and formerly by from): to discharge, release, or set free from a burden, duty, liability, or obligation, or from an accusation or charge.
The jury acquitted the prisoner of the charge.
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Acquit

(reflexive) To bear or conduct oneself; to perform one's part.
The soldier acquitted herself well in battle.
The orator acquitted himself very poorly.
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Acquit

(reflexive) To clear oneself.
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Acquit

Past participle of acquit.
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Acquit

To release, to rescue, to set free.
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Acquit

To pay for; to atone for.
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Acquit

Acquitted; set free; rid of.
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Acquit

To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
A responsibility that can never be absolutely acquitted.
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Acquit

To pay for; to atone for.
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Acquit

To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; - now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
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Acquit

To clear one's self.
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Acquit

Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges;
The suspect was cleared of the murder charges
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Acquit

Behave in a certain manner;
She carried herself well
He bore himself with dignity
They conducted themselves well during these difficult times
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Acquit

Acquit: to free someone from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.
The jury decided to acquit the defendant.
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Sep 12, 2023

FAQs

Why is it called Acquit?

Derived from Latin "ad" and "quietus" meaning "to set at rest."
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Which vowel is used before Acquit?

Typically, the preposition "of" as in "acquitted of."
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Sep 12, 2023

What is the verb form of Acquit?

Acquit is a verb; its forms are acquit, acquitted, acquitting.
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What is the pronunciation of Acquit?

/əˈkwɪt/.
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What is the singular form of Acquit?

Acquit.
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Sep 12, 2023

Is Acquit a negative or positive word?

Neutral, though the action it describes can be seen positively.
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Sep 12, 2023

Which article is used with Acquit?

Typically, "to" as in "to acquit."
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What is the plural form of Acquit?

Acquit is a verb and doesn’t have a plural form.
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Is Acquit an abstract noun?

No.
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What is the root word of Acquit?

From Old French "aquiter" derived from Latin "ad" and "quietus."
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Sep 12, 2023

Is Acquit a vowel or consonant?

"Acquit" is a word, not a single letter.
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Sep 12, 2023

Which preposition is used with Acquit?

"Of" as in "acquitted of charges."
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Is Acquit an adverb?

No.
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Sep 12, 2023

Which determiner is used with Acquit?

Acquit as a verb doesn't typically use a determiner.
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Sep 12, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Acquit?

Any conjunction can be used depending on the sentence.
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Is the word Acquit imperative?

It can be used in the imperative mood, as in "Acquit him now!"
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What is another term for Acquit?

Exonerate.
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What is the second form of Acquit?

Acquitted.
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What is the third form of Acquit?

Acquitted.
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Is Acquit a noun or adjective?

Verb.
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Is Acquit a countable noun?

Acquit is a verb, not a noun.
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Sep 12, 2023

Is the Acquit term a metaphor?

No.
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What is the opposite of Acquit?

Convict.
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What is the first form of Acquit?

Acquit.
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Is Acquit a collective noun?

No.
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Sep 12, 2023

How many syllables are in Acquit?

Two.
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How do we divide Acquit into syllables?

Ac-quit.
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What is a stressed syllable in Acquit?

The second syllable, "quit."
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What part of speech is Acquit?

Verb.
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How is Acquit used in a sentence?

"The judge decided to acquit her due to lack of evidence."
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