acquainted

adjective
ac·​quaint·​ed | \ ə-ˈkwān-təd How to pronounce acquainted (audio) \

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).

Examples of acquainted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When did Eastman become acquainted with President Trump? Freddy Brewster, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2022 The two became acquainted and a friendship later blossomed in 2002. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2022 Younger generations are the most acquainted with the immediate, on-demand nature of social media. Zarnaz Arlia, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Also, the visibility of the trans community and telling trans stories. LIPMAN With Transparent, people began to become acquainted with the trans community. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 June 2022 The way to get close – or closer – is to show up for him, to become acquainted with his wife and her family, and to meet their friends. cleveland, 29 May 2022 The way to get close – or closer – is to show up for him, to become acquainted with his wife and her family, and to meet their friends. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 29 May 2022 The way to get close – or closer – is to show up for him, to become acquainted with his wife and her family, and to meet their friends. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 29 May 2022 The way to get close — or closer — is to show up for him, to become acquainted with his wife and her family, and to meet their friends. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 29 May 2022 See More

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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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acquainted

acquaint oneself with

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25 Jun 2022

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“Acquainted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquainted. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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