ac·​quaint·​ed | \ ə-ˈkwān-təd How to pronounce acquainted (audio) \

Definition of acquainted

1 : having personal knowledge of something : having seen or experienced something + with a lawyer who is well acquainted with the facts in this caseI'm not acquainted with her books.
2 : having met : being known to and having knowledge of someone two people who are not yet acquainted They spent the afternoon getting acquainted (with each other).

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Recent Examples on the Web The Biden family has a younger dog, Major, who recently received more training to help him become more acquainted with living in the White House. CBS News, 20 June 2021 Washington — President Biden's younger dog, Major, is set to receive more training to help him become more acquainted with living in the White House, first lady Dr. Jill Biden's office said Monday. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2021 The two became acquainted while working as business school deans at separate universities. Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, 13 Mar. 2021 Companies can use a hybrid approach to become acquainted with quantum technologies while still acknowledging the current limitations that exist in the quantum computing space. Ari Zoldan, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 In the wake of a year that forced us to become acquainted with our interiors more intimately than ever before, an exhibition that sees domestic space as a rarefied tableau could be a risky, if not alienating, proposition. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, 19 Feb. 2021 For those less acquainted, the Run and Shoot is not the Air Raid. oregonlive, 12 Nov. 2020 So viewers can expect to become acquainted with the game that brings out the competitive spirits of the Bridgerton siblings. Julia Thompson, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2021 Casual moviegoers should consider becoming more acquainted with the studios behind each film—beyond recognizing their catchy intro theme music. Adam Epstein, Quartz, 25 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of acquainted

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for acquainted

Middle English acointet, aqueynted, past participle of acoynten, aqueynten, "to acquaint"

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The first known use of acquainted was in the 13th century

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“Acquainted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of acquainted

: having knowledge about something : having seen or experienced something
: having met : knowing each other in a personal or social way

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