reacquaint

verb re·ac·quaint \ (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈkwānt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reacquaint

reacquainted; reacquainting; reacquaints
: to give (someone) renewed knowledge and experience of something or someone : to make (someone) acquainted again
  • Each Olympic year, it takes a few nights of television to reacquaint yourself with the language of the Olympiad.
  • —Kate Rounds
  • … the painstaking detail of the narrative … should reacquaint a new generation with forgotten truths.
  • —David L. Kirp
  • It would be an interesting and reflective way to reacquaint myself with the scale and beauty of my native land after nearly twenty years of living abroad.
  • —Bill Bryson

reacquaintance

play \(ˌ)rē-ə-ˈkwān-tᵊn(t)s\ noun
    • … of course anything that promotes a reacquaintance with the Bible is all to the good.
    • —David S. Landes

First Known Use of reacquaint

1642

in the meaning defined above

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