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acquaint - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'acquaint' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Acquaint [ v. t.]
- Acquainted.
- To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with.
- To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by with (formerly, also, by of), or by that, introducing the intelligence; as, to acquaint a friend with the particulars of an act.
- To familiarize; to accustom.

Meaning of 'acquaint' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . acquaint [ v]
Meaning (1):
- cause to come to know personally
Example in sentence:
  • introduce the new neighbors to the community;
  • permit me to acquaint you with my son
Meaning (2):
- inform
Example in sentence:
  • Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move
Meaning (3):
- make familiar or conversant with
Example in sentence:
  • We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings;
  • you should acquaint yourself with your new computer