Definitions for: Acquaint

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

Webster (1913) Definition: Ac*quaint", a. [OF. acoint. See Acquaint, v. t.]
Acquainted. [Obs.]

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.

Synonyms: familiarise, familiarize

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

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