The purpose is to acquaint the general reader with the leading facts.
You will know what passes there, and will acquaint me with it.
I quitted him to write to my friend, whom I, at length, judged it necessary to acquaint with his situation.
"I should advise you to acquaint the police, Mr. Neale," he said.
The Gibeonites sent at once the most urgent message to acquaint Joshua with their danger, and Joshua as promptly replied.
I came, in fact, to acquaint you with the contents of a will.
He was coming to the castle, but how was she to acquaint him with the true state of affairs?
We suppose they write to you, and will acquaint you with their intentions.
But do not waste your time in stopping to acquaint Bala Khan.
We have no material military transactions to acquaint you with.
early 13c., from Old French acointier "make known, make acquaintance of," from Vulgar Latin accognitare "to make known," from Latin accognitus "acquainted with," past participle of accognoscere "know well," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cognitus, past participle of cogniscere "come to know," from com- "with" (see com-) + gnoscere "know" (see notice). Originally reflective, "to make oneself known;" sense of "to gain for oneself personal knowledge of" is from early 14c. Related: Acquainted; acquainting.