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Meaning of ACQUAINT

Pronunciation:  u'kweynt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  inform; "Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move"
  2. [v]  make familiar or acquainted; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"
  3. [v]  cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"

ACQUAINT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: familiarise, familiarize
 See Also: bring out, get into, inform, reacquaint, reintroduce, re-introduce



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac*quaint"\, a. [OF. acoint. See {Acquaint}, v. t.]
    Acquainted. [Obs.]
  2. \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},
    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.
Thesaurus Terms
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