acquaint


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ac·quaint

 (ə-kwānt′)
tr.v. ac·quaint·ed, ac·quaint·ing, ac·quaints
1.
a. To cause to come to know personally: Let me acquaint you with my family.
b. To make familiar: acquainted myself with the controls.
2. To inform: Please acquaint us with your plans.

[Middle English aqueinten, from Old French acointier, from Medieval Latin accognitāre, from Latin accognitus, past participle of accognōscere, to know perfectly : ad-, intensive pref.; see ad- + cognōscere, to know; see cognition.]

acquaint

(əˈkweɪnt)
vb (tr)
1. (foll by: with or of) to make (a person) familiar or conversant (with); inform (of)
2. (foll by with) chiefly US to introduce (to); bring into contact (with)
[C13: via Old French and Medieval Latin from Latin accognitus, from accognōscere to know perfectly, from ad- (intensive) + cognōscere to know]

ac•quaint

(əˈkweɪnt)

v.t.
1. to make more or less familiar, aware, or conversant (usu. fol. by with): to acquaint the mayor with our plan.
2. to furnish with knowledge; inform (usu. fol. by with): to acquaint the manager with one's findings.
3. to bring into social contact; introduce (usu. fol. by with).
[1250–1300; Middle English aqueinten, acointen < Old French acoint(i)er, v. derivative of acointe familiar, known < Latin accognitus]

acquaint


Past participle: acquainted
Gerund: acquainting

Imperative
acquaint
acquaint
Present
I acquaint
you acquaint
he/she/it acquaints
we acquaint
you acquaint
they acquaint
Preterite
I acquainted
you acquainted
he/she/it acquainted
we acquainted
you acquainted
they acquainted
Present Continuous
I am acquainting
you are acquainting
he/she/it is acquainting
we are acquainting
you are acquainting
they are acquainting
Present Perfect
I have acquainted
you have acquainted
he/she/it has acquainted
we have acquainted
you have acquainted
they have acquainted
Past Continuous
I was acquainting
you were acquainting
he/she/it was acquainting
we were acquainting
you were acquainting
they were acquainting
Past Perfect
I had acquainted
you had acquainted
he/she/it had acquainted
we had acquainted
you had acquainted
they had acquainted
Future
I will acquaint
you will acquaint
he/she/it will acquaint
we will acquaint
you will acquaint
they will acquaint
Future Perfect
I will have acquainted
you will have acquainted
he/she/it will have acquainted
we will have acquainted
you will have acquainted
they will have acquainted
Future Continuous
I will be acquainting
you will be acquainting
he/she/it will be acquainting
we will be acquainting
you will be acquainting
they will be acquainting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acquainting
you have been acquainting
he/she/it has been acquainting
we have been acquainting
you have been acquainting
they have been acquainting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acquainting
you will have been acquainting
he/she/it will have been acquainting
we will have been acquainting
you will have been acquainting
they will have been acquainting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acquainting
you had been acquainting
he/she/it had been acquainting
we had been acquainting
you had been acquainting
they had been acquainting
Conditional
I would acquaint
you would acquaint
he/she/it would acquaint
we would acquaint
you would acquaint
they would acquaint
Past Conditional
I would have acquainted
you would have acquainted
he/she/it would have acquainted
we would have acquainted
you would have acquainted
they would have acquainted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.acquaint - cause to come to know personallyacquaint - cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
familiarise, familiarize, acquaint - make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"
reintroduce, re-introduce - introduce anew; "We haven't met in a long time, so let me reintroduce myself"
present - formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
introduce, bring out - bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
2.acquaint - make familiar or conversant withacquaint - make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
orient - familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances; "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
verse - familiarize through thorough study or experience; "She versed herself in Roman archeology"
reacquaint - familiarize anew; "We reacquainted ourselves with this technique"
get into - familiarize oneself thoroughly with; "He really got into semantics"
acquaint, introduce, present - cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"
3.acquaint - informacquaint - inform; "Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"

acquaint

verb tell, reveal, advise, inform, communicate, disclose, notify, enlighten, divulge, familiarize, apprise, let (someone) know I want to acquaint myself with your abilities and your weaknesses. Have steps been made to acquaint them with their rights?

acquaint

verb
1. To make known socially:
2. To impart information to:
Translations
يَطَّـلِـع عَلَىيُـعْـلِـم
informovatseznámitseznámit se
gøre bekendt medunderrette
kynna sér e-îtilkynna, láta vita
būti pažįstamampažintispažįstamassupažindintisusipažinti
iepazīstinātiepazīties
haberdar etmekkendini …-e alıştırmak

acquaint

[əˈkweɪnt] VT
1. (= inform) to acquaint sb with sthinformar a algn de or sobre algo
to acquaint o.s. with sthinformarse sobre algo
2. (= know) to be acquaintedconocerse
to be acquainted with [+ person] → conocer; [+ fact] → saber; [+ situation] → estar enterado or al corriente de
to become acquainted with [+ person] → (llegar a) conocer; [+ fact] → saber; [+ situation] → ponerse al tanto de

acquaint

[əˈkweɪnt] vt
to acquaint sb with sth [+ facts, situation] → mettre qn au courant de qch
to be acquainted with sb → connaître qn
to be acquainted with sth [+ place, method, work] → connaître qch; [+ fact] → être au courant de qch
to get acquainted → se faire connaître
to acquaint o.s. with sth, to get acquainted with sth → se familiariser avec qch

acquaint

vt
(= make familiar)bekannt machen; to be acquainted/thoroughly acquainted with somethingmit etw bekannt/vertraut sein; to be acquainted with griefmit Leid vertraut sein; he’s well acquainted with the situationer ist mit der Situation vertraut; to become acquainted with somethingetw kennenlernen; facts, truthetw erfahren; to acquaint oneself or to make oneself acquainted with somethingsich mit etw vertraut machen
(with person) to be acquainted with somebodymit jdm bekannt sein; we’re not acquaintedwir kennen einander or uns nicht; to become or get acquaintedsich (näher) kennenlernen

acquaint

[əˈkweɪnt] vt
a. (inform) to acquaint sb with sthinformare qn di qc, far sapere qc a qn, mettere qn al corrente di qc
he's already acquainted with the facts → è già informato or a conoscenza dei fatti
to acquaint o.s. with sth → familiarizzarsi con qc, impratichirsi su qc
b. (with person) to be acquainted with sbconoscere (personalmente) qn
to become acquainted with sb → fare la conoscenza di qn
we became acquainted in Paris → ci siamo conosciuti a Parigi

acquaint

(əˈkweint) verb
1. to make (usually oneself) familiar (with). You must acquaint yourself with the routine of the office.
2. to inform (a person) of. Have you acquainted her with your plans?
acquaintance noun
1. a person whom one knows slightly.
2. (with with) knowledge. My acquaintance with the works of Shakespeare is slight.
be acquainted with
to know or be familiar with. I'm not acquainted with her father.
make someone's acquaintance
to get to know someone. I made her acquaintance when on holiday in France.

acquaint

vt. dar a conocer, enterar, informar.
References in classic literature ?
CONTAINING AS MUCH OF THE BIRTH OF THE FOUNDLING AS IS NECESSARY OR PROPER TO ACQUAINT THE READER WITH IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS HISTORY.
The general who does not understand these, may be well acquainted with the configuration of the country, yet he will not be able to turn his knowledge to practical account.
So, the student of war who is unversed in the art of war of varying his plans, even though he be acquainted with the Five Advantages, will fail to make the best use of his men.
At that age I became acquainted with the celebrated poets of our own country; but it was only when it had ceased to be in my power to derive its most important benefits from such a conviction that I perceived the necessity of becoming acquainted with more languages than that of my native country.
Plornish observed, not Smiling in return, And yet he hadn't the pleasure of being acquainted with the gentleman, neither.
Me and my wife, we are well acquainted with Miss Dorrit.'
'It was her father that I got acquainted with first.
Plornish, having been made acquainted with the cause of action from the Defendant's own mouth, gave Arthur to understand that the Plaintiff was a 'Chaunter'--meaning, not a singer of anthems, but a seller of horses--and that he (Plornish) considered that ten shillings in the pound 'would settle handsome,' and that more would be a waste of money.
Some Sunday, sooner or later, he would meet her outside the office, somewhere in the hills, and then, if they did not get acquainted, it would be because she did not care to get acquainted.
They were getting acquainted. The conversation had not lagged in the full half hour they had been together.
He had been prepared to find her a most difficult young woman to get acquainted with.
The more beer Captain Nelson and I drank, the better we got acquainted. In me he found an appreciative listener, who, by virtue of book-reading, knew much about the sea-life he had lived.