The painful task of acquainting Mrs. Krause with the fate of her husband fell to the lot of Mr. Botha and Mr. Hocke.
He had telegraphed to her, acquainting her with his defeat, and telling her to expect his return.
Father John was consulted, and Father John advised the necessity of at once acquainting the police.
He wrote a letter to his friend, Ralph Richmond, acquainting him of this fact.
Then devise some means of acquainting his friends of his whereabouts.
We have said that it became the means of acquainting them with the language of the land.
Your generous conduct in acquainting Mr. White with the vexatious affair at Malta highly pleased him.
Obeying an unformed policy, David refrained from acquainting her with the truth.
He was so much surprised at this that he ventured to dispatch a short note, acquainting her of the sudden illness of his wife.
The king lost no time in acquainting the diet with his demands.
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.