acquainted


acquainted
[[t]əkwe͟ɪntɪd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ with n If you are acquainted with something, you know about it because you have learned it or experienced it. [FORMAL]

He was well acquainted with the literature of France, Germany and Holland...

I am also looking forward to getting more acquainted with immigration law.

Syn:
familiar with
2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, usu ADJ with n If you are acquainted with someone, you have met them and you know them. You can also say that two people are acquainted. [FORMAL]

No-one personally acquainted with the couple was permitted to talk to the Press...

It's true we were acquainted, but no more than that.

3) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If you get or become acquainted with someone that you do not know, you talk to each other or do something together so that you get to know each other. You can also say that two people get or become acquainted.

At first the meetings were a way to get acquainted with each other.

...an opportunity for the leaders to become better acquainted.

4) See also acquaint

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Acquainted — Ac*quaint ed, a. Personally known; familiar. See {To be acquainted with}, under {Acquaint}, v. t. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquainted — acquainted; un·acquainted; …   English syllables

  • acquainted — I adjective advised, apprised, attuned to, awakened, aware of, briefed, cognitus, cognizant of, conscious of, conversant with, enlightened, informed, instructed, introduced to, knowledgeable, notified, notus, peritus, posted, primed, told II… …   Law dictionary

  • acquainted — (adj.) early 13c., personally known; pp. adjective from ACQUAINT (Cf. acquaint) (v.). Of skills, situations, etc., from late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • acquainted — [adj] aware abreast, advised, apprised of, clued in*, conversant, enlightened, familiarized, familiar with, informed, in the know*, versed in; concept 402 …   New thesaurus

  • acquainted — adj. 1) casually; closely, intimately, thoroughly acquainted 2) acquainted with (he got/became acquainted with the situation; are you acquainted with him?) * * * closely intimately thoroughly acquainted casually acquainted with (he got/became… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • acquainted — ac|quaint|ed [ ə kweıntəd ] adjective FORMAL if two people are acquainted, they know each other, usually not very well: acquainted with: She had been briefly acquainted with him more than 20 years earlier. get/become acquainted (=start to know… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • acquainted — UK [əˈkweɪntɪd] / US [əˈkweɪntəd] adjective formal 1) if two people are acquainted, they know each other, usually not very well get/become acquainted (= start to know someone by talking or doing something together): I ll leave you two to get… …   English dictionary

  • acquainted — ac|quaint|ed [əˈkweıntıd] adj [not before noun] 1.) if you are acquainted with someone, you have met them a few times but do not know them very well acquainted with ▪ Were you acquainted with a friend of mine, Daniel Green? ▪ We would like to get …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Acquainted — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English