verb[with object] (acquaint someone with)
- 1Make someone aware of or familiar with: new staff should be acquainted with fire exit routes you need to acquaint yourself with the house styleMore example sentences
familiarize, make familiar, make conversant, get/keep up to date; accustom to, make known to, make aware of, inform of, advise of, apprise of, brief as to, give information about; enlighten, keep posted, let know; prime on, ground in, instruct in, teach in, educate in, school in, indoctrinate in, initiate into• informal give the gen about, give the low-down on, give a rundown of, fill in on, gen up on, clue up about, clue in on, put in the picture about, keep up to speed withconversant, at home, up to date, up; well versed in, knowledgeable about, well informed about, cognizant in, apprised of, abreast of, no stranger to; French au fait, au courant
- To acquaint me with the ground reality, he asked me to stay at the village and supervise the irrigation of peaches during April-May, which I did.
- A US official at the UN began acquainting him with the ‘political realities’ before he left New York.
- Local security sources could have acquainted him with these facts if he had asked before making his assertions last Thursday.
- 1.1 (be acquainted) Know someone slightly: I am not acquainted with any young lady of that name I’ll leave you two to get acquaintedMore example sentences
known to; familiar, friendly, on friendly terms, on good terms, on a sociable footing
- He was acquainted with Mr Boyle and had met him on a number of occasions.
- Hankey can be found too in various biographies of Swinburne, with whom, naturally, he was acquainted.
- I have been personally acquainted with several members of the original Trapp Family Singers.
Middle English: from Old French acointier 'make known', from late Latin accognitare, from Latin accognoscere, from ad- 'to' + cognoscere 'come to know'.