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acquaint

verb

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1 to impart knowledge of a new thing or situation to
  • Mr. King spent the first week of the summer internship acquainting everyone with the new computers

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2 to give information to
  • his sailor friend acquainted him with the latest navigational aids for weekend yachtsmen

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3 to make (one person) known (to another) socially
  • hoping that someone would acquaint them with the new neighbors

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inform, acquaint, apprise, notify mean to make one aware of something. inform implies the imparting of knowledge especially of facts or occurrences. informed us of the crisis acquaint lays stress on introducing to or familiarizing with. acquaint yourself with the keyboard apprise implies communicating something of special interest or importance. keep us apprised of the situation notify implies sending notice of something requiring attention or demanding action. notified the witness when to appear

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The first known use of acquaint was in the 14th century

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“Acquaint.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/acquaint. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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