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acquaint

Pronunciation: /əˈkweɪnt/

Translation of acquaint in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to acquaint sb with sth (inform of) poner* a algn al tanto or al corriente de algo, informar a algn de algo, interiorizar* a algn de algo (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (familiarize with) familiarizar* a algn con algo to acquaint oneself with sth familiarizarse* con algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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