acquainted


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 better acquainted.
2.) formal be acquainted with sth
to know about something, because you have seen it, read it, used it etc
She was well acquainted with classical literature.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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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 — [[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 …   English dictionary

  • 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 — 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


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