Definition of Acquaint

1. Verb. Cause to come to know personally. "Introduce the new neighbors to the community"

Exact synonyms: Introduce, Present
Generic synonyms: Inform
Related verbs: Familiarise, Familiarize
Specialized synonyms: Re-introduce, Reintroduce, Present, Bring Out, Introduce
Derivative terms: Acquaintance, Introduction, Presentation, Presenter

2. Verb. Make familiar or conversant with. "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"
Exact synonyms: Familiarise, Familiarize
Generic synonyms: Inform
Specialized synonyms: Orient, Verse, Reacquaint, Get Into
Related verbs: Introduce, Present
Derivative terms: Familiarisation, Familiarization

3. Verb. Inform. "Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move"
Generic synonyms: Inform

Definition of Acquaint

1. a. Acquainted.

2. v. t. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with.

Definition of Acquaint

1. Verb. (transitive) To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by 'with'. ¹

2. Verb. (ditransitive) 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. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To familiarize; to accustom. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) Acquainted. ¹

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Definition of Acquaint

1. to cause to know [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Acquaint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"prevail'd with the Captain to get under sail, and fall down with the tyde to Duncannon, and came to the King there about noon to acquaint him with what they ..."

2. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia by Georgia General Assembly (1904)
"Majesty's Service ; And that the Accountant do farther acquaint the General, ... Order'd That the Accountant do write to the General and acquaint him, ..."

3. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"Ordered, That the Clerk acquaint the Senate therewith. Mr. Yell, from the Committee on Enrolled Bills, reported that the committee had examined an enrolled ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"Mr. Clarke, a picture dealer in Leicester Fields, but was able at the same time to acquire a thorough acquaint anee with the works and methods of Dutch ..."

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