Acquaint Definition

acquainted, acquaints
acquainted, acquaints
To cause to come to know personally.
Let me acquaint you with my family.
American Heritage
To let (someone) know; give knowledge to; make (someone) aware; inform.
To acquaint oneself with the facts.
Webster's New World
To make familiar.
Acquainted myself with the controls.
American Heritage
To cause to know personally; make (someone) familiar with someone or something.
Are you acquainted with my brother?
Webster's New World
To inform.
Please acquaint us with your plans.
American Heritage

(obsolete) Acquainted.


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

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