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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb acquaint:

familiarisefamiliarizeacquaintpresentintroduce
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Definition of the adjective acquaint

What does acquaint mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. [obsolete] Acquainted.

Definition of the verb acquaint

What does acquaint mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: acquainted | acquainting | acquaints

  1. cause to come to know personally
    • example: permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of acquaint: introduce / present
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
    • more specific terms:
  2. make familiar or conversant with
    • example: you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of acquaint: familiarise / familiarize
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
    • more specific terms:
      • orient = familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
      • verse = familiarize through thorough study or experience
      • get into = familiarize oneself thoroughly with
  3. inform
    • example: Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

Alternative definition of the verb acquaint

verb

  1. [transitive] To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by 'with'.
  2. [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.
  3. [obsolete, transitive] To familiarize; to accustom.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acquaint

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Google preview10 Deadly Aspects of Pride (2016)

by Dr. Eric Johnson

The connection between pride and malevolence has no redeeming qualities and where they acquaint is a place that most should avoid as either a spectator or a participant.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Acquaint, akkwānt′, v.t.tomake or letonetoknow: to inform a person of athing ( with): to inform(with personal object only).—ns.Acquaint′ance, familiar knowledge: a person whomwe know; Acquaint′anceship, familiar knowledge.— p.adj.

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

To ACQUAINT (ACQUA'INT) v.a.[accointer, Fr.]1. To make familiar with;applied ...

Google previewLingua Tersancta: or, a ... compleat allegorick dictionary to the Holy Language of the Spirit, ... expounding and illustrating all the ... words or divine symbols in dream, vision, and apparition, etc. By W. F., Esq., Author of the New Jerusalem [i.e. William Freke]. (1703)

Acquaint supra. ' * * * . . . . Thanks receive, do Benefits requiring. That shews That . The shews The. There, that is, in Circumstance as is the Place. They shews They. Thought, that is, matters issue foas to require such Thought. Threatned by ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

ACQUAINT;. ACQUAINTANCE. a-kwa ̄nt ́, a-kwa ̄n ́tans (γνωστοι ́, gnostoı ́): Terms referring to various degrees of knowledge, but implying more or.

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Acquaint Meaning

Video shows what acquaint means. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar.. To communicate notice to; to inform; ...

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Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance. (Isaac Watts)
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Scrabble value of A1C3Q10U1A1I1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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