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ACQUAINT; ACQUAINTANCE
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Acquaint definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ACQUA'INT, v.t. [Eng. can, and ken; which see.]
1. To make known; to make fully or intimately known; to make familiar.
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Isaiah 53.
2. To inform; to communicate notice to; as a friend in the country acquaints me with his success. Of before the object, as to acquaint a man of this design, has been used, but is obsolete or improper.
3. To acquaint one's self, is to gain an intimate or particular knowledge of.
Acquaint now thyself with him and be at peace. Job 22.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community" [syn: introduce, present, acquaint]
2: make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings" [syn: familiarize, familiarise, acquaint]
3: inform; "Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move"

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French acuinter, aquaynter, from Old French acoins familiar, from Latin accognitus, past participle of accognoscere to recognize, from ad- + cognoscere to know more at cognition Date: 14th century 1. to cause to know personally <was acquainted with the mayor> 2. to make familiar ; cause to know firsthand Synonyms: see inform

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. & refl. (usu. foll. by with) make (a person or oneself) aware of or familiar with (acquaint me with the facts). Phrases and idioms: be acquainted with have personal knowledge of (a person or thing). Etymology: ME f. OF acointier f. LL accognitare (as AC-, cognoscere cognit- come to know)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acquaint Ac*quaint", a. [OF. acoint. See Acquaint, v. t.] Acquainted. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acquaint Ac*quaint", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquainting.] [OE. aqueinten, acointen, OF. acointier, LL. adcognitare, fr. L. ad + cognitus, p. p. of cognoscere to know; con- + noscere to know. See Quaint, Know.] 1. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with. Before a man can speak on any subject, it is necessary to be acquainted with it. --Locke. A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. --Isa. liii. 3. 2. 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. Acquaint her here of my son Paris' love. --Shak. I must acquaint you that I have received New dated letters from Northumberland. --Shak. 3. To familiarize; to accustom. [Obs.] --Evelyn. 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(acquaints, acquainting, acquainted) If you acquaint someone with something, you tell them about it so that they know it. If you acquaint yourself with something, you learn about it. (FORMAL) ...efforts to acquaint the public with their rights under the new law... I want to acquaint myself with your strengths and weaknesses. = familiarize VERB: V n with n, V pron-refl with n see also acquainted

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Familiarize, make familiar. 2. Inform, apprise, tell, notify, make aware, make known to, mention to, communicate to, signify to, give notice to, send word to, write word to, advise of, advertise of, send advices to.

Moby Thesaurus

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




 


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