What does acquaint mean?

acquaint meaning in General Dictionary

To furnish or give experimental understanding of in order to make anyone to understand to create familiar followed by with

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  • Acquainted
  • cause to come calmly to understand directly
  • inform
  • make familiar or conversant with
  • familiarized.
  • To provide or offer experimental knowledge of; to create (one) to know; to make familiar; -- accompanied by with.
  • To communicate notice to; to inform; to produce cognizant; -- followed closely by with (formerly, additionally, by of), or by that, presenting the intelligence; since, to acquaint a buddy with the particulars of an act.
  • To familiarize; to accustom.

acquaint meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 13c., from Old French acointier "make understood, make friend of," from Vulgar Latin accognitare "to make known," from Latin accognitus "acquainted with," past participle of accognoscere "know really," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cognitus, previous participle of cogniscere "visited understand," from com- "with" (see com-) + gnoscere "know" (see notice (n.)). Initially reflexive, "to make yourself known;" feeling of "to gain for yourself individual understanding of" is from early 14c. Related: familiarized; acquainting.


acquaint meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) familiarized.

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  • (v. t.) To provide or provide experimental understanding of; in order to make (one) understand; to make familiar; -- accompanied by with.
  • (v. t.) To communicate notice to; to inform; to help make cognizant; -- followed closely by with (formerly, additionally, by of), or by that, introducing the cleverness; since, to acquaint a friend using the particulars of an act.
  • (v. t.) To familiarize; to accustom.

Sentence Examples with the word acquaint

In the last part of his work he made a praiseworthy attempt to acquaint the Greeks with the character and early history of the Romans.

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