ac·quaint·ed | \ə-ˈkwān-təd \

Definition of acquainted 

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

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).

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Listeners are well acquainted with my right-of-center viewpoint, and quite frankly, exchanging high fives and attaboys in an echo chamber makes for a pretty boring afternoon drive. Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter, "Conservative Radio Host: How I Got Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen," 12 July 2018 Regardless, one of the Comstockers Clemens had become acquainted with was the quiet, industrious, up-and-coming, and largely abstemious Irishman who superintended the Milton mine — John Mackay. Gregory Crouch, Time, "Mark Twain Claimed He Got His Pen Name From a Riverboat Captain. He May Have Actually Gotten It in a Saloon," 19 June 2018 But the novel as a whole suggests that Clinton is all too well acquainted with resentment against carping critics and burdensome bureaucracies. Adam Kirsch, The Atlantic, "Bill Clinton’s Novel Isn't a Thriller—It's a Fantasy," 16 June 2018 Miller is well acquainted to Afghanistan’s problems. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "Trump's Pick to Oversee Afghanistan Could Signal a New Approach," 23 May 2018 The two extensively traveled together to establish relationships with other universities abroad, giving Martin an opportunity to become intimately acquainted with Evans. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, "UIW inaugurates Evans as 10th president," 22 Mar. 2018 As the two protagonists become acquainted, the reader begins to understand that their present lives are deeply affected by their perceptions of past mistakes. April Austin, The Christian Science Monitor, "'The Cloister' probes deeply into matters of faith, dogma, complicity, and forgiveness," 16 Mar. 2018 The former chef arranges for the couple to become acquainted with one another over sandwiches from D'Angelo's Sausage Truck. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "Watch an Exclusive Clip of Action Bronson's New Series 'Hungry Hearts With Action Bronson'," 30 Aug. 2017 In a preview for this Sunday's episode of I Am Cait, the former Olympian takes a road trip with several of her recently-acquainted girlfriends, who also happen to be trans. Evan Real, Marie Claire, "Caitlyn Jenner Worries Her Friends in New 'I Am Cait' Clip," 1 Aug. 2015

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First Known Use of acquainted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for acquainted

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

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