acquaint

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v acquaint inform "Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move"
    • v acquaint make familiar or conversant with "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer","We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"
    • v acquaint cause to come to know personally "permit me to acquaint you with my son","introduce the new neighbors to the community"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

PERSONALLY ACQUAINTED WITH SIX AMERICANS PERSONALLY ACQUAINTED WITH SIX AMERICANS
Undesirable Acquaintances. 100 Undesirable Acquaintances. 100
I don't know if you're acquainted with a paper called the Penny Patrician? I don't know if you're acquainted with a paper called the Penny Patrician?

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 81.3% would tell an acquaintance to zip his pants.
    • a Acquaint Acquainted.
    • Acquaint To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by withformerly, 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.""I must acquaint you that I have received
      New dated letters from Northumberland."
    • Acquaint To familiarize; to accustom.
    • Acquaint 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.""A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • acquaint Acquainted; personally or mutually known: as, we are not acquaint.
    • 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.
    • acquaint 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.
    • acquaint 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.
    • acquaint To become acquainted.
    • n acquaint An acquaintance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Acquaint ak-kwānt′ to make or let one to know: to inform a person of a thing (with): to inform (with personal object only)
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Acquaintance: a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “An acquaintance is someone we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. aqueinten, acointen, OF. acointier, LL. adcognitare, fr. L. ad, + cognitus, p. p. of cognoscere, to know; con-, + noscere, to know. See Quaint Know
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. acointer—Low L. accognitāre—L. ad, to, cognitus, known.

Usage

In literature:

I was right glad to renew acquaintance with them.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
He made the acquaintance of Buratti, the clever and charming satirist.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
He was not himself acquainted with our hero, and did not fear identification.
"Luke Walton" by Horatio Alger
She did not talk to this young man as she might to any number of her more intimate acquaintances.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Because you are not acquainted with the properties of free caloric, and you know that we have agreed to proceed with regularity.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Having looked about the circle of his small acquaintance in vain for a guide, he bethought him that there were probably books on etiquette.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
I am a new acquaintance; but I don't think you need fear me.
"The Young Adventurer" by Horatio Alger
In the market-place I was stopped by more than one acquaintance, with whom I laughed and jested for a few moments.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
In this view is seen at once the power we ought to apply to, and gain a good acquaintance with.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I" by Various
I became acquainted with some of these illustrious men, and with many of their immediate successors.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
One who is acquainted with your secrets and faults, and whose faults and secrets are also known to you.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
My acquaintances were becoming scarcer every day.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
And as I maintained, simply because he would never think of using his slight acquaintance with me.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
It is unquestionable that an extensive acquaintance with ancient literature enlarges and enriches the mind.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
My mother met my father while visiting in New York, and the acquaintance eventually resulted in a runaway marriage.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
You said that you would show them some day when we were better acquainted.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
I remembered acquaintances of my mother's who were "out of employment" and their unspeakable vileness.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
But he dared not know her, even acquaint himself with her by thinking of her.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The bow is the most proper salutation among friends and acquaintances meeting in public.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
I must acquaint you with a profound secret, upon which hangs my father's life.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
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In poetry:

One in pulpit prayeth loud,
God with things acquainting:
How shall he become endow'd,
For his noisy sainting?
"Dialogue With Fame." by Samuel Bamford
I count upon my fingers' ends
About the half, I know.
Of all acquaintances and friends
With whom we used to go;
"Dear Friends And Neighbors" by David John Scott
The Jews esteemed him here
Too mean for their belief;
Sorrows his chief acquaintance were,
And his companion, grief.
"Hymn 141" by Isaac Watts
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
Should old acquaintances be forgotten
And never be remembered?
Should old acquaintances be forgotten
and days long ago.
"Auld Lang Syne" by Robert Burns
Our old acquaintance, Time, drops in,
And while the running sands
Their golden thread unheeded spin,
He warms his frozen hands.
"The Lyre Of Anacreon" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

I am well acquainted with Larry Sheets.
Hue Jackson renewed acquaintances with the Raiders before kickoff and after the final gun.
Several international carriers have chosen 2012 as their year to get acquainted with Washingtonians, while some of the old standbys are adding new destinations--international and domestic--to their schedules.
Many readers will be acquainted with William Henry Seward from Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals.
In late 2010, the computer programmer had been out of work for more than a year and had long since reached out to acquaintances for possible employment leads, he said.
New Orleans Hornets' Ryan Anderson renews acquaintances with Minnesota's Kevin Love as Timberwolves rule inside .
Rise of the Guardians' is hitting theaters next month, which means it's time for us to get better acquainted with the cast of lively, fictional holiday characters in this brand new TV spot for the latest animated feature from DreamWorks.
What's up with that, friends and acquaintances.
I wonder if I should mix it up, sometimes, when acquaintances will point out that they always see me pass by their house, or when I start to recognize the other jogging strangers and notice what times they like to hit the park after work.
T he New Year is a time to reevaluate old acquaintances.
A couple weeks ago, an acquaintance made her Facebook status: "7 inches, 12 minutes.".
New Orleans Hornets' Ryan Anderson renews acquaintances with Minnesota's Kevin Love as Timberwolves rule inside.
According to Rouches, Vasquez-Santiago was acquainted with Bolanos-Rivera, whose family reported her missing after Aug 26.
Medeiros recently finished a collection of stories told to her by her family, friends and acquaintances about encounters with Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
Family acquaintance arrested on lewd charge involving 13-year-old girl.
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In science:

Cranmer, Francesca D’Antona, Tatyana Dorokhova, Faustian Acquaintance, Luigi Foschini, Robert Gehrz, Howard Greyber, Ethan Hansen, Peter Harmanec, George Herbig, Bambang Hidayat , Robert S.
Astrophysics in 2006
Since we address mainly readers already acquainted with the sub ject of BEC, no special introduction is offered.
Some forgotten features of the Bose Einstein Correlations
This article aims at reviewing this formalism in a useful manner for particle physicists wanting to be acquainted with what seems to be a powerful and deep tool.
The AdS/CFT Correspondence and Non-perturbative QCD
See Table 3.1 to become acquainted with the typical values encountered for these rates.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
For (B) one needs to compare the distributions of the number of acquaintances before and after the change, respectively.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
We have shown [1, 2], however, that the above acquaintances are not in contradiction with the naive quark model in which the spin of the proton, when viewed in its rest reference frame, is fully provided by the vector sum of the quark spin.
Parton Sum Rules and Nucleon Structure Functions
The only prerequisites are a knowledge of the elements of special relativity and an acquaintance with the general phenomenological features of high-energy scattering.
Light-cone Variables, Rapidity and All That
In accordance with what was said above, all quantities will acquaint increments proportional to the electric field: the magnetization and current in the channel m → m + δm, j → j + δj .
Spin Dynamics of a Fermi Liquid in an Electric Field
The graph is not euclidean in general and is probably better described by the “small-world ” type of topology (Watts, 1999) found to describe the short chain of intermediate acquaintances between any two people in the world (colloquially referred to as the “six degrees of separation ”).
"Thermometers" of Speculative Frenzy
In the process of our analysis we have found one essential circumstance, with which it is necessary to acquaint the reader.
The re-examined phenomenological phase transitions theory for ferromagnets
This purpose of this section is to acquaint the reader with some results from combinatorics.
The border of the Hilbert function of a set of points in P^{n_1} x ... x P^{n_k}
This book is devoted to the first acquaintance with the differential geometry.
Course of differential geometry
I think it is more important to make faster acquaintance with other elements of modern geometry such as the vectorial and tensorial analysis, covariant differentiation, and the theory of Riemannian curvature.
Course of differential geometry
Some of the corresponding concepts and results are reproduced in our text but the acquaintance with adequate literature is required.
Handbook of normal frames and coordinates
The readers acquainted with them may only look over the corresponding sections for our notation, omitting the ma jor text to which they may wish to return later, following the references to it.
Handbook of normal frames and coordinates
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