# I burn what you can’t protect

My prefix is not acquitted
My infix demands respect
My suffix is a price
I burn what you can’t protect

What word am I?

The word could be:

Conflagrate.

My prefix is not acquitted


If someone is not acquitted, they are considered by the state to be a convict, or a Con.

My infix demands respect


A Flag is to be respected.

My suffix is a price


A Rate is a synonym for price.

I burn what you can’t protect


Hence, Conflagrate, a synonym for catching fire.

Thanks to @DavidLewis for pointing out a flaw in my answer!

• Seems like rot13(pbasyntengr) would fit better =) Feb 17 '20 at 3:59
• @DavidLewis Absolutely! I'll change my response, thank you! Feb 17 '20 at 4:03