- (transitive) To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by 'with'.
- (ditransitive) To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by 'with' (formerly, also, by 'of'), or by 'that', introducing the intelligence; as, to acquaint a friend with the particulars of an act.
- (obsolete, transitive) To familiarize; to accustom.
Acquaint (not comparable)
Adverbs for Acquaint
intimately; minutely; partially; familiarly; imperfectly; mutely; affectionately; eagerly; reluctantly; entirely; affably; amiably; charitably; amicably; loyally; politely; piously; complacently.
Synonyms for Acquaint
Antonyms for Acquaint
accustom; advertise; advertise of; advise; apprise; brief; bring word; clue; communicate; disclose; divulge; do the honors; enlighten; familiarize; fill in; give a knockdown; give an introduction; give notice; give the facts; give word; habituate; inform; instruct; introduce; leave word; let know; make acquainted; mention to; notify; post; present; quaint; report; reveal; send word; serve notice; speak; tell; verse; warn
From Middle English aqueinten, acointen < Old French acointier < Late Latin adcognitare < Latin ad + cognitus, past participle of cognoscere (“to know”) < con- + noscere (“to know”). See quaint, know.
- Rhymes: -eɪnt
- To be acquainted with: to be possessed of personal knowledge of; to be cognizant of; to be more or less familiar with; to be on terms of social intercourse with.