- to make more or less familiar, aware, or conversant (usually followed by with): to acquaint the mayor with our plan.
- to furnish with knowledge; inform (usually followed by with): to acquaint the manager with one's findings.
- to bring into social contact; introduce (usually followed by with): She acquainted her roommate with my cousin.
Origin of acquaint
Examples from the Web for reacquainted
And commercial banks would get reacquainted with their client base.Bring Back That Wall!
December 16, 2009
We were good friends before you were stolen and I hope will be again when you get reacquainted with me.The Circus Comes to Town
- (foll by with or of) to make (a person) familiar or conversant (with); inform (of)
- (foll by with) mainly US to introduce (to); bring into contact (with)
Word Origin and History for reacquainted
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.