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Definition of "acquaint" []

  • To cause to come to know personally: Let me acquaint you with my family. (verb-transitive)
  • To make familiar: acquainted myself with the controls. (verb-transitive)
  • To inform: Please acquaint us with your plans. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (a person) familiar or conversant (with); inform (of) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To introduce (to); bring into contact (with) (verb)

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Use "acquaint" in a sentence
  • "I refer the way and manner I was apprehended, to the bearer, and shall only, in short, acquaint your Grace with the demands, which are, that your Grace shall discharge him of all soumes he owes your Grace, and give him the soume of 3400 merks for his loss and damages sustained by him, both at Craigrostown and at his house,"
  • "I refer the way and manner I was apprehended, to the bearer, and shall only, in short, acquaint your Grace with the demands, which are, that your Grace shall discharge him of all soumes he owes your"
  • "48 But he answered It is not that I wish: I would fain acquaint thee with my true story."