An example of acquaint is to study and practice a new computer system to become comfortable with it.
- to let (someone) know; give knowledge to; make (someone) aware; inform: followed by with: to acquaint oneself with the facts
- to cause to know personally; make (someone) familiar with someone or something: are you acquainted with my brother?
Origin of acquaintMiddle English aqueinten from Old French acointier from Medieval Latin adcognitare from Classical Latin ad-, to + cognitus, past participle of cognoscere, to know thoroughly from con-, with gnoscere, know
transitive verbac·quaint·ed, ac·quaint·ing, ac·quaints
- a. To cause to come to know personally: Let me acquaint you with my family.b. To make familiar: acquainted myself with the controls.
- To inform: Please acquaint us with your plans.
Origin of acquaintMiddle English aqueinten from Old French acointier from Medieval Latin accognitāre from Latin accognitus past participle of accognōscere to know perfectly ad- intensive pref. ; see ad- . cognōscere to know ; see cognition .
(third-person singular simple present acquaints, present participle acquainting, simple past and past participle acquainted)
- (obsolete) Acquainted.