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acquaint


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acquaint  \Ac*quaint"\,  a.  [OF.  acoint.  See  {Acquaint},  v.  t.] 
  Acquainted.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acquaint  \Ac*quaint"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Acquainted};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Acquainting}.]  [OE.  aqueinten  acointen  OF 
  acointier  LL  adcognitare  fr  L.  ad  +  cognitus  p.  p.  of 
  cognoscere  to  know  con-  +  noscere  to  know  See  {Quaint}, 
  {Know}.] 
  1.  To  furnish  or  give  experimental  knowledge  of  to  make 
  one  to  know  to  make  familiar;  --  followed  by  with 
 
  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.  [Obs.]  --Evelyn. 
 
  {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 
 
  Syn:  To  inform;  apprise;  communicate;  advise. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acquaint 
  v  1:  make  known  [syn:  {introduce},  {present}] 
  2:  make  known  or  acquainted;  "We  familiarized  ourselves  with 
  the  new  surroundings"  [syn:  {familiarize},  {familiarise}] 




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