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Definition of ACQUAINT
: to cause to know personally <was acquainted with the mayor>
: to make familiar : cause to know firsthand
Examples of ACQUAINT
This class is designed to acquaint students with the region's most important writers.
<Mr. King spent the first week of the summer internship acquainting everyone with the new computers.>
Origin of ACQUAINT
Middle English, from Anglo-French acuinter, aquaynter, from Old French acoins familiar, from Latin accognitus, past participle of accognoscere to recognize, from ad- + cognoscere to know — more at cognition