acquit-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: pronounce not guilty

A local woman was acquitted in the mortgage fraud case.
The judge then heard the case, and acquitted them as not guilty.
The court acquitted him from all the false charges that were made against him.

VerbNet: free-80-1
FrameNet: Verdict
PropBank: acquit.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: behave

The band acquitted itself well at the performance.
Public Works rose to the challenge, and acquitted themselves as heroes also.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2