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).

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Recent Examples on the Web The two became acquainted while working as business school deans at separate universities. Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, "University of Minnesota provost manages crisis, plans for post-pandemic future," 13 Mar. 2021 Companies can use a hybrid approach to become acquainted with quantum technologies while still acknowledging the current limitations that exist in the quantum computing space. Ari Zoldan, Forbes, "Quantum Computing: How It May Change The Face Of Your Business (Forever)," 12 Mar. 2021 In the wake of a year that forced us to become acquainted with our interiors more intimately than ever before, an exhibition that sees domestic space as a rarefied tableau could be a risky, if not alienating, proposition. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, "In New York, an Art Deco Landmark Hosts an Adventurous Show of Art and Furniture," 19 Feb. 2021 For those less acquainted, the Run and Shoot is not the Air Raid. oregonlive, "Can Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos stifle Washington State’s Run and Shoot offense again?," 12 Nov. 2020 So viewers can expect to become acquainted with the game that brings out the competitive spirits of the Bridgerton siblings. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, "Can't wait for 'Bridgerton' Season 2? Look to Julia Quinn books for possible spoilers," 28 Jan. 2021 Casual moviegoers should consider becoming more acquainted with the studios behind each film—beyond recognizing their catchy intro theme music. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "The 2021 movie calendar is a preview of Hollywood’s new normal," 25 Dec. 2020 Back on Facebook, where my people are far too acquainted with the undertaker. Marcus Wicker, The Atlantic, "Blursday Blues," 18 Oct. 2020 Most Minnesotans are spending a lot more time at home these days, getting well acquainted with its comforts — and its shortcomings. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Remodelers Showcase will open doors to 43 homes," 25 Sep. 2020

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

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21 Mar 2021

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“Acquainted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of acquainted

formal : having knowledge about something : having seen or experienced something
: having met : knowing each other in a personal or social way

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