Acquaint

Definition of Acquaint

Ac`quaint´
a.1.Acquainted.
v. t.1.To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; - followed by with.
[imp. & p. p. Acquainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquainting.]
Before a man can speak on any subject, it is necessary to be acquainted with it.
- Locke.
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
- Isa. liii. 3.
2.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.
Acquaint her here of my son Paris' love.
- Shak.
I must acquaint you that I have received
New dated letters from Northumberland.
- Shak.
3.To familiarize; to accustom.
To be acquainted with
to be possessed of personal knowledge of; to be cognizant of; to be more or less familiar with; to be on terms of social intercourse with.

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