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.
- pre·ac·quaint, verb (used with object)
- re·ac·quaint, verb (used with object)
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How to use acquaint in a sentence
Grotius himself acquaints us, that he used great circumspection in writing news to the High Chancellor.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
Grotius acquaints us, that she wrote an useful book on Widowhood, which was very well done.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
The introduction acquaints us, more or less fully, with the subject to be treated.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism | F. V. N. Painter
Culture lends the note of distinction and acquaints the youth with all the best that has been said and done.Right Living as a Fine Art | Newell Dwight Hillis
He goes through the entire establishment, and personally acquaints himself with the exact condition of the business.Lights and Shadows of New York Life | James D. McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for acquaint
(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)
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