acquainted

adjective 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 case
  • I'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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Origin and Etymology of acquainted

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




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