verb (used with object)
Origin of acquaint
Related Words for acquaintaccustom, familiarize, apprise, inform, advise, enlighten, disclose, reveal, divulge, introduce, clue, warn, notify, habituate, post, tell, present, intro
Examples from the Web for acquaint
Historical Examples of acquaint
I will acquaint you with what passed at the general leave given me to be your guest.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
I have no news to acquaint you with about Mauchline, they are just going on in the old way.The Letters of Robert Burns
The bearers of this letter will be able to acquaint you with everything.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
I will acquaint you, as you desire, with all that passes between Mr. Lovelace and me.
But it could not be amiss, he thought, to acquaint my two trustees, that I intended to assume it.
Word Origin for acquaint
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.