French for acquit is the regular verb acquitter

The French for acquit is the regular verb acquitter which is conjugating like a few thousand other regular ER verbs. Once you can manage the verb endings for this verb, you'll be able to use them with all other regular ER verbs, which are the most common verbs in French.


Acquitter also means to discharge or release someone from an obligation, promise or contract, as in "acquitter d'une obligation...". It can also mean to fulfil an obligation. So by fulfilling an obligation, one has discharged one's 'part of the deal' and the word can be used for both these occasions.

Another useage is acquitter un accusé... to acquit an accused.

S'acquitter d'une dette. means to pay off a debt.

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The French verb acquitter fully conjugated


The 5 Simple Tenses of the conjugated French verb acquitter - which is French for acquit

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Here you'll learn the conjugations of acquitter
  • I acquit, discharge or release.
  • I acquitted, discharged.
  • I will acquit.
  • I would acquit.
  • I may acquit, may discharge.

Present Indicative Tense conjugations of acquitter
présent de l’indicatif

j’acquitte
- I acquit
tu acquittes
- you acquit - (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on acquitte
- he, she, it, one acquits
nous acquittons
- we acquit
vous acquittez
- you acquit (formal or plural)
ils, elles acquittent
- they acquit

Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of acquitter
imparfait de l’indicatif - French for acquit

j’acquittais
- I acquitted
- I was acquitting
tu acquittais
- you acquitted- (familiar or informal)
- you were acquitting
il, elle, on acquittait
- he, she, it, one acquitted
- he, she, it, one was acquitting
nous acquittions
- we acquitted
- we were acquitting
vous acquittez
- you acquitted- (formal or plural)
- you were acquitting
ils, elles acquittaient
- they acquitted
- they were acquitting

Future Tense conjugations of acquitter
futur

j’acquitterai
- I will acquit
tu acquitteras
- you will acquit (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on acquittera
- he, she, it, one will acquit
nous acquitterons
- we will acquit
vous acquitterez
- you will acquit (formal or plural)
ils, elles acquitteront
- they will acquit

Conditional Tense conjugations of acquitter - French for acquit
conditionnel

j’acquitterais
- I would acquit
tu acquitterais
- you would acquit (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on acquitterait
- he, she, it, one would acquit
nous acquitterions
- we would acquit
vous acquitteriez
- you would acquit (formal or plural)
ils, elles acquitteraient
- they would acquit

Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of acquitter
présent de subjonctif

que j’acquitte
- that I may acquit
que tu acquittes
- that you may acquit(familiar or informal)
qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on acquitte
- that he, she, it, one may acquit
que nous acquittions
- that we may acquit
que vous acquittiez
- that you may acquit(formal or plural)
qu’ils, qu’elles acquittent
- that they may acquit

The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb acquitter - the verb ’to acquit’ in French

Past Participle of acquitter is:
acquitté -acquitted.

The past participle is very important as it is used to form the various compound tenses, four of which are used in modern French conversation and writing. Check out the tenses in the tables below.
  • I have acquitted
  • I had acquitted
  • I will have acquitted
  • I would have acquitted

Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of acquitter - French for -acquit
passé composé

Here's the French for -acquit conjugated with all the pronouns in the present perfect tense.
j’ai acquitté
- I have acquitted or I did acquit or
- I acquitted
tu as acquitté
- you have acquitted or you did acquit - (familiar or informal) or
- you acquitted
il, elle, on a acquitté
- he, she, it, one has acquit or did acquit
- he, she, it acquitted
nous avons acquitté
- we have acquitted or we did acquit
- we acquitted
vous avez acquitté
- you have acquitted or you did acquit (formal or plural) or
- or we acquitted
ils, elles ont acquitté
- they have acquitted or they did acquit
- they acquitted

Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of acquitter - acquit in French
plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

Here's the French for -acquit conjugated with all the pronouns in the past perfect tense.
j’avais acquitté
- I had acquitted
tu avais acquitté
- you had acquitted- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on avait acquitté
- he, she, it, one had acquitted
nous avions acquitté
- we had acquitted
vous aviez acquitté
- you had acquitted (formal or plural)
ils, elles avaient acquitté
- they had acquitted

Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of acquitter
futur antérieur

j’aurai acquitté
- I will have acquitted
tu auras acquitté
- you will have acquitted- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on aura acquitté
- he, she, it, one will have acquitted
nous aurons acquitté
- we will have acquitted
vous aurez acquitté
- you will have acquitted- (formal or plural)
ils, elles auront acquitté
- they will have acquitted

Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of acquitter - French for acquit, or discharge
conditionnel passé

j’aurais acquitté
- I would have acquitted
tu aurais acquitté
- you would have acquitted- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on aurait acquitté
- he, she, it, one would have acquitted
nous aurions acquitté
- we would have acquitted
vous auriez acquitté
- you would have acquitted- (formal or plural)
ils, elles auraient acquitté
- they would have acquitted

Imperative Tense conjugations of acquitter
impératif - French for acquit

acquitte
- acquit!
acquittons
- let’s acquit!
acquittez
- acquit!

Present Participle of acquitter - French for acquit

acquittant - acquitting

Some other uses of acquitter, and related words

Par acquit de conscience: means without concern for the results, without worrying about the consequences.
Be careful not to confuse this with the adjective acquis, which means obtained, and which sounds exactly the same. Acquis comes from the verb acquérir (acquire).
For example avoir un acquis, or avoir de l'acquis means 'having an accumulation of knowledge.'

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