Acquainted



having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.; informed (usually followed by with):
to be acquainted with law.
brought into social contact; made familiar:
people acquainted through mutual friends.
to make more or less familiar, aware, or conversant (usually followed by with):
to acquaint the mayor with our plan.
to furnish with knowledge; inform (usually followed by with):
to acquaint the manager with one’s findings.
to bring into social contact; introduce (usually followed by with):
She acquainted her roommate with my cousin.
Contemporary Examples

She never knew him to have firearms in the year or so they were acquainted.
New Details on Theodore Wafer, the Man Who Shot Renisha McBride Steve Miller November 14, 2013

Historical Examples

Philip then entered into a detail of what our readers are acquainted with.
The Phantom Ship Frederick Marryat

Philippe acquainted her with the joys and griefs of his difficult profession.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

But he had no idea of drawing back, as I should have known had I been acquainted with him longer.
On the Kentucky Frontier James Otis

He was acquainted with the women of society, and with the women who only wished to be in society.
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson

His relationship with my aunt had made him a member of our family, and he had been acquainted with our projects.
French and Oriental Love in a Harem Mario Uchard

Your reading makes you a stranger to nothing but what you should be most acquainted with.
Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson

The Bishop appears to have copied some of them in his own hand, and certainly was acquainted with the authorship.
The Age of Dryden Richard Garnett

I wanted to get acquainted with you, so I might ask you things about her.
Ester Ried Yet Speaking Isabella Alden

On one of them I observed the name of a man with whose past life and character I am acquainted.
Adventures in the Moon, and Other Worlds John Russell Russell

adjective (postpositive)
(sometimes foll by with) on terms of familiarity but not intimacy
(foll by with) having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with)
verb (transitive)
foll by with or of. to make (a person) familiar or conversant (with); inform (of)
(foll by with) (mainly US) to introduce (to); bring into contact (with)
adj.

early 13c., “personally known;” past participle adjective from acquaint (v.). Of skills, situations, etc., from late 15c.
v.

early 13c., from Old French acointier “make known, make acquaintance of,” from Vulgar Latin accognitare “to make known,” from Latin accognitus “acquainted with,” past participle of accognoscere “know well,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + cognitus, past participle of cogniscere “come to know,” from com- “with” (see com-) + gnoscere “know” (see notice). Originally reflective, “to make oneself known;” sense of “to gain for oneself personal knowledge of” is from early 14c. Related: Acquainted; acquainting.

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