from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to come to know personally: Let me acquaint you with my family.
- transitive v. To make familiar: acquainted myself with the controls.
- transitive v. To inform: Please acquaint us with your plans.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar.
- v. To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant.
- v. To familiarize; to accustom.
- adj. Acquainted.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Acquainted.
- transitive v. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with.
- transitive v. To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by with (formerly, also, by of), or by that, introducing the intelligence.
- transitive v. To familiarize; to accustom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Acquainted; personally or mutually known: as, we are not acquaint.
- To cause to have acquaintance or be more or less familiar; make conversant: used with with: as, to acquaint one's self, or make one's self acquainted, with a subject; to make persons (to be) acquainted with each other.
- To furnish with knowledge or information (about); make conversant by notice or communication: with with before the subject of information, and formerly sometimes with of: as, to acquaint a friend with one's proceedings.
- Synonyms To acquaint (with), make known (to), familiarize (with), introduce (to). To inform (of), communicate (to), apprise (of), mention (to), signify (to), intimate (to), disclose (to), reveal (to), tell (to). See announce and inform.
- To become acquainted.
- n. An acquaintance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to come to know personally
- v. inform
- v. make familiar or conversant with
Middle English aqueinten, from Old French acointier, from Medieval Latin accognitāre, from Latin accognitus, past participle of accognōscere, to know perfectly : ad-, intensive pref.; see ad- + cognōscere, to know; see cognition.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English aqueinten, acointen, from Old French acointier, from Late Latin adcognitare, from Latin ad + cognitus, past participle of cognoscere ("to know"), from con- + noscere ("to know"). See quaint, know. (Wiktionary)