acquainted

[uh-kweyn-tid]
adjective
  1. having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.; informed (usually followed by with): to be acquainted with law.
  2. brought into social contact; made familiar: people acquainted through mutual friends.

Origin of acquainted

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at acquaint, -ed2
Related formsac·quaint·ed·ness, nounhalf-ac·quaint·ed, adjectivequa·si-ac·quaint·ed, adjectiveun·ac·quaint·ed, adjectivewell-ac·quaint·ed, adjective
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well-acquainted

adjective (well acquainted when postpositive)
  1. having a good knowledge or understanding of someone or somethingwell acquainted with Milton

acquainted

adjective (postpositive)
  1. (sometimes foll by with) on terms of familiarity but not intimacy
  2. (foll by with) having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with)
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Word Origin and History for well-acquainted

acquainted

adj.

early 13c., "personally known;" past participle adjective from acquaint (v.). Of skills, situations, etc., from late 15c.

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