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/ əˈkweɪnt /
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verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of acquaint
OTHER WORDS FROM acquaintpre·ac·quaint, verb (used with object)re·ac·quaint, verb (used with object)
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How to use acquaint in a sentence
And commercial banks would get reacquainted with their client base.
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|Lebbeus Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for acquaint
/ (əˈkweɪnt) /
(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 for acquaint
C13: via Old French and Medieval Latin from Latin accognitus, from accognōscere to know perfectly, from ad- (intensive) + cognōscere to know
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