Acquit and Convict


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Acquit verb – To free from a charge of wrongdoing.
Usage example: acquitted of the robbery charge after proving he was nowhere near the scene of the crime

Convict is an antonym for acquit in topics: clear, announce removal of blame, behave some way.
Nearby Words: acquittal, acquitted, acquitting
Antonyms for Acquit


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Convict verb – To find or pronounce guilty.
Usage example: an accused person is presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law

Acquit is an antonym for convict.
Nearby Words: conviction, convicted, convicting
Antonyms for Convict
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Common collocations

client acquit client convict client
killer acquit killer convict killer
defendant acquit defendant convict defendant
son acquit son convict son

Both words in one sentence

  • The jury can't convict them both, and since they're unsure who did it, they would likely acquit both.
  • Series / Last Resort Sophie (who was placed on the jury as a neutral vote) reveals that Serrat sandbagged the case by convincing the islanders on the jury to acquit in order to start a riot against the sub crew, and that two of three fellow crew members voted to convict along with Sophie.
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Convict or Acquit. 2016. Accessed May 30, 2020.

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