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Acquainted Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    acquainted adj : having fair knowledge of; "they were acquainted"; "fully acquainted with the facts" [syn: acquainted(p), acquainted with(p), familiar with(p)]
Acquainted Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Acquaint \Ac*quaint"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquainting.] [OE. aqueinten, acointen, OF. acointier, LL. adcognitare, fr. L. ad + cognitus, p. p. of cognoscere to know; con- + noscere to know. See Quaint, Know.]
  1. 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. --Locke. A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. --Isa. liii. 3.
  2. To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by with (formerly, 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. --Shak. I must acquaint you that I have received New dated letters from Northumberland. --Shak.
  3. To familiarize; to accustom. [Obs.] --Evelyn. To be acquainted with, to be possessed of personal knowledge of; to be cognizant of; to be more or less familiar with; to be on terms of social intercourse with. Syn: To inform; apprise; communicate; advise.
Acquainted Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Acquainted \Ac*quaint"ed\, a. Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.
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* The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. - Benjamin Disraeli

* Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer. - Alexander Pope

* Only now did I become throughly acquainted with the seducer of our people. It is not the inequality which is the real misfortune, it is the dependance. - Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire


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