re·​ac·​quaint (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈkwānt How to pronounce reacquaint (audio)
reacquainted; reacquainting; reacquaints

transitive verb

: 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 noun
… of course anything that promotes a reacquaintance with the Bible is all to the good. David S. Landes

Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reacquaint was in 1642

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“Reacquaint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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