- acquaintance rape,
- acquaintance violence,
Origin of acquainted
verb (used with object)
Origin of acquaint
Examples from the Web for acquainted
She never knew him to have firearms in the year or so they were acquainted.New Details on Theodore Wafer, the Man Who Shot Renisha McBride|Steve Miller|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"We ought to be acquainted, Mr. Allonby," said Percivale, after a moment.The Tree of Knowledge|Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
You are acquainted with the immense amount of public property at Mound City and Cairo?Reports of the Committee on the Conduct of the War|United States Senate
She was a woman whom everybody loved that was acquainted with her, for she was every way worthy.History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother|Lucy Smith
Or could she be acquainted with the more particular fact, as to who was the individual made prisoner?The Guerilla Chief|Mayne Reid
I suppose she acquainted you with the doubtful tho' pleasing suspense they are in since Colonel Nugent's death.
Word Origin for acquaint
early 13c., "personally known;" past participle adjective from acquaint (v.). Of skills, situations, etc., from late 15c.
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.