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Middle English aqueinten, acointen < Old French acointier < Late Latin adcognitare < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] ad + cognitus, past participle of cognoscere (“‘to know’”) < con- + noscere (“‘to know’”). See quaint, know.
- Rhymes: -eɪnt
Third person singular
- (transitive) 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. -John Locke
- A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. -Isaiah 53:3
- (ditransitive) 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.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
Adjectiveacquaint (not comparable)
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