[ UK /ɐkwˈe‍ɪnt/ ]
[ US /əˈkweɪnt/ ]
  1. make familiar or conversant with
    you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings
  2. cause to come to know personally
    permit me to acquaint you with my son
    introduce the new neighbors to the community
  3. inform
    Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move
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How To Use acquaint In A Sentence

  • He and Barton were now called upon for their names, and in return, we were favoured with the liquid and vowelly appellatives, by which our ingenuous and communicative acquaintances were respectively designated. The Island Home
  • However, even during adulthood we are constantly learning the faces of new individuals, both personal acquaintances and media figures.
  • I look forward to seeing the place again, renewing old acquaintances. The Sun
  • [From Vivaculus:]… I hasted to London, and entreated one of my academical acquaintances to introduce me into some of the little societies of literature which are formed in taverns and coffee - houses.
  • The dangers for girls were especially acute: “It is estimated that two-thirds of the girls who appear before the Court charged with immorality owe their misfortune to influences derived directly from the movies, either from the pictures themselves or in the ‘picking up’ of male acquaintances at the theatre!” A Renegade History of the United States
  • The fable is plainly implex, formed rather from the "Odyssey" than the "Iliad;" and many artifices of diversification are employed, with the skill of a man acquainted with the beet models. Lives of the English Poets : Waller, Milton, Cowley
  • I would also like to know how well acquainted he was with the Metis of western Canadathe people, their clothing, and their culture?
  • He replied, “I know not; but thou art better able to judge, being acquainted with the ways of thy man, more by token that thou art one of the sharpest-witted of women and past mistress of devices such as devise that whereof fail the wise.” The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • The bills are entirely regular, as impossible to impersonate as lifelong acquaintances. THE SAVAGE GIRL
  • As for prominence, some of that is luck, some is skill, and some is being on good terms ideologically or acquaintance-wise with a big-hitter like Instapundit. Marcotte blames sexism for her troubles.
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