Pay vs Acquit - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between pay and acquit

is that pay is to give money or other compensation to in exchange for goods or services or pay can be (nautical|transitive) to cover (the bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc) with tar or pitch, or a waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc; to smear while acquit is to declare or find not guilty; innocent or acquit can be (archaic) past participle of acquit , set free, rid of.

As a noun pay

is money given in return for work; salary or wages.

pay

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ).

Verb

  • To give money or other compensation to in exchange for goods or services.
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  • (ambitransitive) To discharge, as a debt or other obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required.
  • * (Bible), (Psalms) xxxvii. 21
  • The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
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  • To be profitable for.
  • To give (something else than money).
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • not paying me a welcome
  • *
  • They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
  • To be profitable or worth the effort.
  • To discharge an obligation or debt.
  • To suffer consequences.
  • Derived terms
    * hell to pay * pay as you earn * pay-as-you-go * pay attention * pay back * pay down * payee * payer * pay for * pay for it * pay forward * pay in * payment * pay off * pay one's dues * pay one's respects * pay out * pay-per-view * pay respect * pay the bills * pay the freight * pay the penalty * pay the piper * pay through the nose * pay up * rob Peter to pay Paul * take or pay * you get what you pay for
    Hypernyms
    * (to give money) compensate
    Hyponyms
    * (to give money) bribe, disburse, fund, pay off, pay out, pay up, reimburse

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Money given in return for work; salary or wages.
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    Derived terms
    * combat pay * danger pay

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Operable or accessible on deposit of coins.
  • Pertaining to or requiring payment.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) peier, from (etyl) (lena) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (nautical) To cover (the bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc.) with tar or pitch, or a waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.
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    acquit

    English

    Alternative forms

    * acquite (archaic)

    Verb

  • To declare or find not guilty; innocent.
  • * '>citation
  • To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge.
  • The jury acquitted the prisoner ''of'' the charge.
  • * 1775 , , The Duenna
  • His poverty, can you acquit him of that?
  • * 1837 , , “Lord Bacon” in The Edinburgh Review , July 1837
  • If he [Bacon] was convicted, it was because it was impossible to acquit him without offering the grossest outrage to justice and common sense.
  • (obsolete, rare) To pay for; to atone for
  • * , line 1071
  • Till life to death acquit my forced offence.
  • To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite, to fulfill.
  • * , 1200
  • Aquyte him wel, for goddes love,’ quod he;
  • * 1640 , , Tasso
  • Midst foes (as champion of the faith) he ment / That palme or cypress should his painees acquite .
  • * 1836 , , Orations I-382
  • I admit it to be not so much the duty as the privilege of an American citizen to acquit this obligation to the memory of his fathers with discretion and generosity.
  • * 1844 , ” in Essays: second series
  • We see young men who owe us a new world, so readily and lavishly they promise, but they never acquit the debt; they die young and dodge the account: or if they live, they lose themselves in the crowd.
  • (reflexive) To clear one’s self.
  • * , III-ii
  • Pray God he may acquit him of suspicion!
  • (reflexive) To bear or conduct one’s self; to perform one’s part.
  • The soldier acquitted himself well in battle.
    The orator acquitted himself very poorly.
  • * November 2 2014 , Daniel Taylor, " Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
  • Van Gaal responded by replacing Adnan Januzaj with Carrick and, in fairness, the emergency centre-half did exceedingly well given that he has not played since May. McNair also acquitted himself well after Rojo was injured sliding into a challenge with Martín Demichelis
  • * 1766 , , The vicar of Wakefield , xiv
  • Though this was one of the first mercantile transactions of my life, yet I had no doubt about acquitting myself with reputation.
  • (obsolete) To release, set free, rescue.
  • * , I-vii-52
  • Till I have acquit your captive Knight.
  • (archaic)
  • * , I-iii
  • I am glad I am so acquit of this tinder box.

    Synonyms

    * absolve * clear * exonerate * innocent * exculpate * release * discharge

    Derived terms

    * acquital, acquittal

    Antonyms

    * (to declare innocent) condemn, convict