ac·​quaint·​ed ə-ˈkwān-təd How to pronounce acquainted (audio)
: 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.
: 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

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Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of acquainted was in the 13th century

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“Acquainted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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