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.
Ac·quaint·ed, a. Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.
adj : having fair knowledge of; "they were acquainted"; "fully
acquainted with the facts" [syn: acquainted(p), acquainted
with(p), familiar with(p)]