reacquaint

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

Definition of reacquaint

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

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reacquaintance \ (ˌ)rē-​ə-​ˈkwān-​tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce reacquaintance (audio) \ 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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“Reacquaint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reacquaint. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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