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Definition of acquaint verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

acquaint

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈkweɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkweɪnt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they acquaint
BrE BrE//əˈkweɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkweɪnt//
 
he / she / it acquaints
BrE BrE//əˈkweɪnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkweɪnts//
 
past simple acquainted
BrE BrE//əˈkweɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkweɪntɪd//
 
past participle acquainted
BrE BrE//əˈkweɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkweɪntɪd//
 
-ing form acquainting
BrE BrE//əˈkweɪntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkweɪntɪŋ//
 
 
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acquaint somebody/yourself with something (formal) to make somebody/yourself familiar with or aware of something Please acquaint me with the facts of the case. You will first need to acquaint yourself with the filing system. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French acointier ‘make known’, from late Latin accognitare, from Latin accognoscere, from ad- ‘to’ + cognoscere ‘come to know’.
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