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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 Origin Middle 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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