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

Examples of reacquaint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, inevitably, Bella must also bear witness to injustice and reacquaint herself with suffering. Allaire Nuss,, 8 Mar. 2024 By 2020, Sarai had started to resent her bucolic upbringing, but the pandemic forced her to become reacquainted with the landscape of El Llano. Ana Karina Zatarain, The New Yorker, 24 Feb. 2024 The former colleagues got reacquainted when Singleton was approached by the late author Richard Smitten, who was writing a book on Griselda Blanco. Susan Young, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2024 This experience of being reacquainted with the unvisited passions of a younger self is itself an exercise in the creation of doubles. Aatish Taseer, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2024 To avoid this pitfall, conduct a thorough brand audit to reacquaint yourself with your brand’s fundamentals. Kristin Marquet, Rolling Stone, 30 Jan. 2024 In the meantime, Folger reacquaints us with why Washington remains a premier destination for Shakespeare; few American cities can boast two theaters as robustly committed to the classics as Folger and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Burton and Taylor would not, however, get to know each other romantically until after they were reacquainted in the early 1960s on the set of the epic period drama Cleopatra. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 18 Sep. 2023 The two men became reacquainted by Bossie in the weeks after the 2020 election, the person familiar with the situation said. Isaac Stanley-Becker, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reacquaint was in 1642

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“Reacquaint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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