Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) inform
  2. (verb, communication) make familiar or conversant with
    We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings
  3. (verb, communication) cause to come to know personally
    introduce the new neighbors to the community

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Synonyms of Acquaint

familiarise, familiarize, introduce, present

Alternate forms of Acquaint

Derivations: acquaintance

Hyponyms: bring out, get into, introduce, orient, present, re-introduce, reacquaint, reintroduce, verse

Hypernyms: inform

Origin of the word Acquaint

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. acointier from V.L. *accognitare "to make known," from L. accognitus, pp. of accognoscere "know well," from ad- "to" + cognitus, pp. of cogniscere "come to know," from com- "with" + gnoscere "know" (see notice). Originally reflective, "to make oneself known;" sense of "to gain for oneself personal… more

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