Acquaint definition

ə-kwānt
To let (someone) know; give knowledge to; make (someone) aware; inform.

To acquaint oneself with the facts.

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The definition of acquaint means to introduce to or to make familiar with.

An example of acquaint is to study and practice a new computer system to become comfortable with it.

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To cause to come to know personally.

Let me acquaint you with my family.

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To make familiar.

Acquainted myself with the controls.

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To cause to know personally; make (someone) familiar with someone or something.

Are you acquainted with my brother?

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(followed by with) To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar.
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(archaic, followed by of or that) To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant.
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(obsolete) Acquainted.
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To inform.

Please acquaint us with your plans.

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Origin of acquaint

  • Middle English aqueinten from Old French acointier from Medieval Latin accognitāre from Latin accognitus past participle of accognōscere to know perfectly ad- intensive pref. ad– cognōscere to know cognition

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English aqueinten, acointen, from Old French acointier, from Late Latin adcognitare, from Latin ad + cognitus, past participle of cognoscere (“to know”), from con- + noscere (“to know”). See quaint, know.

    From Wiktionary