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Verb (transitive)


Acquainta. [OF. acoint. See Acquaint, v. t.].
     Acquainted.  [1913 Webster]
Acquaintv. t. [OE. aqueinten, acointen, OF. acointier, LL. adcognitare, fr. L. ad + cognitus, p. p. of cognoscere to know; con- + noscere to know. See Quaint, Know.].
  •  To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with.  [1913 Webster]
    "Before a man can speak on any subject, it is necessary to be acquainted with it."  [1913 Webster]
    "A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by with (formerly, also, by of), or by that, introducing the intelligence; as, to acquaint a friend with the particulars of an act.  [1913 Webster]
    "Acquaint her here of my son Paris' love."  [1913 Webster]
    "I must acquaint you that I have received
    New dated letters from Northumberland.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To familiarize; to accustom.  Evelyn.  [1913 Webster]
To be acquainted with, to be possessed of personal knowledge of; to be cognizant of; to be more or less familiar with; to be on terms of social intercourse with.
Syn. -- To inform; apprise; communicate; advise.


Acquaint, v.tr. & refl. (usu. foll. by with) make (a person or oneself) aware of or familiar with (acquaint me with the facts).

be acquainted with have personal knowledge of (a person or thing).
ME f. OF acointier f. LL accognitare (as AC-, cognoscere cognit- come to know)



accustom, advertise, advertise of, advise, apprise, brief, bring word, clue, communicate, disclose, divulge, do the honors, enlighten, familiarize, fill in, give a knockdown, give an introduction, give notice, give the facts, give word, habituate, inform, instruct, introduce, leave word, let know, make acquainted, mention to, notify, post, present, quaint, report, reveal, send word, serve notice, speak, tell, verse, warn




VB tell, inform, inform of, acquaint, acquaint with, impart, impart to, make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken, transmit, let fall, mention, express, intimate, represent, communicate, make known, publish, notify, signify, specify, convey the knowledge of, let one know, have one to know, give one to understand, give notice, set before, lay before, put before, point out, put into one's head, put one in possession of, instruct, direct the attention to, announce, annunciate, report, report progress, bringword, send word, leave word, write word, telegraph, telephone, wire, retail, render an account, give an account, state, let slip, blurt out, spill the beans, unburden oneself of, let off one's chest, disclose, show cause, explain, hint, given an inkling of, give a hint, drop a hint, throw out a hint, insinuate, allude to, make allusion to, glance at, tip the wink, suggest, prompt, give the cue, breathe, whisper, whisper in the ear, give a bit of one's mind, tell one plainly, tell once for all, speak volumes, undeceive, unbeguile, set right, correct, open the eyes of, disabuse, disillusion one of, be informed of, know, learn, get scent of, get wind of, gather from, awaken to, open one's eyes to, become alive, become awake to, hear, overhear, understand, come to one's ears, come to one's knowledge, reach one's ears.

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