- having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.; informed (usually followed by with): to be acquainted with law.
- brought into social contact; made familiar: people acquainted through mutual friends.
Origin of acquainted
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Having fought in Europe, he was well-acquainted with the sound of weapon fire.Exclusive Excerpt: MLK's Haunting Final Hours
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I believe that you are well-acquainted and familiar with my husband.
They were well-acquainted with the effects of a musket, although not the least alarmed at having one fired off near them.
- having a good knowledge or understanding of someone or somethingwell acquainted with Milton
- (sometimes foll by with) on terms of familiarity but not intimacy
- (foll by with) having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with)
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Word Origin and History for well-acquainted
early 13c., "personally known;" past participle adjective from acquaint (v.). Of skills, situations, etc., from late 15c.
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