Synonyms for acquaint

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kweynt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkweɪnt

Top 10 synonyms for acquaint Other synonyms for the word acquaint

Définition of acquaint

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French acointier "make known, make acquaintance of," from Vulgar Latin accognitare "to make known," from Latin accognitus "acquainted with," past participle of accognoscere "know well," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cognitus, past participle of cogniscere "come to know," from com- "with" (see com-) + gnoscere "know" (see notice). Originally reflective, "to make oneself known;" sense of "to gain for oneself personal knowledge of" is from early 14c. Related: Acquainted; acquainting.
  • verb inform oneself or another about something new
Example sentences :
  • I will acquaint you with what passed at the general leave given me to be your guest.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I have no news to acquaint you with about Mauchline, they are just going on in the old way.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • The bearers of this letter will be able to acquaint you with everything.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • I will acquaint you, as you desire, with all that passes between Mr. Lovelace and me.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • But it could not be amiss, he thought, to acquaint my two trustees, that I intended to assume it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • If they take notice of me in them, I wonder that he did not acquaint me with the contents.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The servants, full of joy, hurried to the parents to acquaint them with the good news.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • No sir; it gives me pleasure to acquaint you, my father was all kindness and forgiveness.
  • Extract from : « The Politician Out-Witted » by Samuel Low
  • I assured M. de ——— that I should acquaint Madame with the affair, who would, no doubt, feel very grateful for the communication.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete » by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • Tell her nothing; let her play; I will acquaint her with this dreadful misfortune.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for acquaint

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