Simple Definition of acquaint
: to cause (someone) to know and become familiar with something
Full Definition of acquaint
1 : to cause to know personally <was acquainted with the mayor>
2 : 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
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of acquaint
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