acquainted

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adjective ac·quaint·ed \ə-ˈkwān-təd\

Definition of acquainted

  1. 1 :  having personal knowledge of something :  having seen or experienced something —+ with a lawyer who is well acquainted with the facts in this case I'm not acquainted with her books.

  2. 2 :  having met :  being known to and having knowledge of someone two people who are not yet acquainted They spent the afternoon getting acquainted (with each other).

Origin and Etymology of acquainted

Middle English acointet, aqueynted, past participle of acoynten, aqueynten, “to acquaint


First Known Use: 14th century





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clearly seen through or understood

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