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ACQUA'INT, v.t. [Eng. can, and ken; which see.]

1. To make known; to make fully or intimately known; to make familiar.

A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Isaiah 53.

2. To inform; to communicate notice to; as a friend in the country acquaints me with his success. Of before the object, as to acquaint a man of this design, has been used, but is obsolete or improper.

3. To acquaint one's self, is to gain an intimate or particular knowledge of.

Acquaint now thyself with him and be at peace. Job 22.



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ACQUA'INT, v.t. [Eng. can, and ken; which see.]

1. To make known; to make fully or intimately known; to make familiar.

A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Isaiah 53.

2. To inform; to communicate notice to; as a friend in the country acquaints me with his success. Of before the object, as to acquaint a man of this design, has been used, but is obsolete or improper.

3. To acquaint one's self, is to gain an intimate or particular knowledge of.

Acquaint now thyself with him and be at peace. Job 22.

AC-QUAINT', v.t. [Old Fr. accointer, to make known, whence accointance, acquaintance. Qu. Per. كُنْدَا kunda, knowing, intelligent; Ger. kunde, knowledge; kund, known, public; D. kond or kunde, knowledge; Sw. kănd, known; Dan. kiender, to know, to be acquainted with. These words seem to have for their primitive root the Goth. and Sax. kunnan, to know, the root of cunning; Ger. kennen; D. kunnen, kan; Eng. can and ken; which see.]

  1. To make known; to make fully or intimately known; to make familiar. A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. – Isa. liii.
  2. To inform; to communicate notice to; as, a friend in the country acquaints me with his success. Of before the object, – as, to acquaint a man of this design, – has been used, but is obsolete or improper.
  3. To acquaint one's self, is to gain an intimate or particular knowledge of. Acquaint now thyself with him and be at peace. – Job xxii.

Ac*quaint"
  1. Acquainted.

    [Obs.]
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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Acquaint

ACQUA'INT, verb transitive [Eng. can, and ken; which see.]

1. To make known; to make fully or intimately known; to make familiar.

A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Isaiah 53:3.

2. To inform; to communicate notice to; as a friend in the country acquaints me with his success. Of before the object, as to acquaint a man of this design, has been used, but is obsolete or improper.

3. To acquaint one's self, is to gain an intimate or particular knowledge of.

Acquaint now thyself with him and be at peace. Job 22:21.

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