Ac·quaint a. Acquainted. [Obs.]
Ac·quaint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquainting.]
1. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with.
Before a man can speak on any subject, it is necessary to be acquainted with it. --Locke.
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. --Isa. liii. 3.
2. 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.
Acquaint her here of my son Paris' love. --Shak.
I must acquaint you that I have received
New dated letters from Northumberland. --Shak.
3. To familiarize; to accustom. [Obs.]
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.
Syn: -- To inform; apprise; communicate; advise.
v 1: cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you
with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the
community" [syn: introduce, present]
2: make familiar or acquainted; "you should acquaint yourself
with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with
the new surroundings" [syn: familiarize, familiarise]
3: inform; "Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to