Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Known by or familiar with another.
  • adj. Informed or familiar: Are you fully acquainted with the facts?

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Personally known; familiar.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of acquaint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under acquaint, v. t.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having acquaintance; informed; having personal knowledge.
  • Known; familiarly known; not new.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having fair knowledge of

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Examples

  • Henri de Lubac and Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope, were already acquainted from the days of the Second Vatican Council and held one another in high esteem.

    The Cardinal

  • Note: The travels of Bruce, illustrated by those of Mr. Salt, and the narrative of Nathaniel Pearce, have brought us again acquainted with this remote region.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The work of Bach on the History of the Roman Jurisprudence, with which Gibbon was not acquainted, is far superior to that of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The Chamberlain acquainted them with the King’s commands, to which they replied, “We hear and we obey;” and all drew up before the pavilion entrance.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But when Maximin acquainted him that he had been saluted Augustus by the army, Galerius was obliged to acknowledge him as well as Constantine, as equal associates in the Imperial dignity.]

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I could scarcely be called acquainted with her, though I had been into her room and called with others.

    Brook Farm

  • The only encyclopaedia since 1772 with which I am acquainted, that is planned with a view to the presentation of a general body of doctrine, is the unfinished Encyclopedie Nuevelle of Pierre Leroux and Jean Reynaud.

    Diderot and the Encyclopaedists

  • The only encyclopædia since 1772 with which I am acquainted, that is planned with a view to the presentation of a general body of doctrine, is the unfinished Encyclopédie Nuevelle of Pìerre

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists (Vol 1 of 2)

  • Voiture came the next day, and in gentle terms acquainted him with the unfavourable opinion of the critics.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • It probably doesn't do any harm to people (as opposed to literature) when they're allowed to be "acquainted" with literature through film, but I can't see that it does them much good, either.

    Film and Literature

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  • Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:13-14.

    April 1, 2011