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.
The painful task of acquainting Mrs. Krause with the fate of her husband fell to the lot of Mr. Botha and Mr. Hocke.
The Petticoat Commando Johanna Brandt
He had telegraphed to her, acquainting her with his defeat, and telling her to expect his return.
The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope
Father John was consulted, and Father John advised the necessity of at once acquainting the police.
Sue, A Little Heroine L. T. Meade
He wrote a letter to his friend, Ralph Richmond, acquainting him of this fact.
The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
Then devise some means of acquainting his friends of his whereabouts.
A Bid for Fortune Guy Boothby
We have said that it became the means of acquainting them with the language of the land.
Creed And Deed Felix Adler
Your generous conduct in acquainting Mr. White with the vexatious affair at Malta highly pleased him.
Mary Lamb Anne Burrows Gilchrist
Obeying an unformed policy, David refrained from acquainting her with the truth.
To Him That Hath Leroy Scott
He was so much surprised at this that he ventured to dispatch a short note, acquainting her of the sudden illness of his wife.
The Champdoce Mystery Emile Gaboriau
The king lost no time in acquainting the diet with his demands.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 8 Various
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)
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.
property acquired other than by inheritance, as by purchase or gift. Historical Examples And in the pursuit and acquest of this knowledge he stuck neither at any labour or cost. Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus William MacGillivray
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan. Contemporary Examples Are five crotchety conservative men likely to decide to acquiesce to this change, or fight it? The Supreme Court’s Anti-Rainbow Warriors Michael Tomasky March 25, 2013 So many wish to suppress this history, and […]
to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan. Contemporary Examples And so, after several days of rather conflicted contemplation, I acquiesced. The Penis Debate Cole Gamble January 27, 2009 Eventually Corder said he acquiesced, and the operator connected him. Two Companies Accused of Fleecing […]
the act or condition of or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually followed by to or in): acquiescence to his boss’s demands. Law. such neglect to take legal proceedings for such a long time as to imply the abandonment of a right. Contemporary Examples The Latin powerhouse’s acquiescence […]