acquainted

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[Ac*quaint·ed]

When you're acquainted with someone, it means you know each other. If you're taking the city bus and realize that you know several of your fellow riders, you could say, "I'm acquainted with half of the passengers on this bus."

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Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.


imp. & p. p.
of Acquaint

a.
Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.


Acquainted

Ac*quaint"ed, a. Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.

Personally known; familiar. See To be acquainted with, under Acquaint, v. t.

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Usage Examples

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.

It is a matter of public shame that while we have now commemorated our hundredth anniversary, not one in every ten children attending Public schools throughout the colonies is acquainted with a single historical fact about Australia.

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.

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Other Usage Examples

The government, for example, has determined that black people (somehow) have fewer abilities than white people, and, so, must be given certain preferences. Anyone acquainted with both black and white people knows this assessment is not only absurd but monstrous. And yet it is the law.

A man acquainted with history may, in some respect, be said to have lived from the beginning of the world, and to have been making continual additions to his stock of knowledge in every century.

Harmony is an obscure and difficult musical science, but most difficult to those who are not acquainted with the Greek language because it is necessary to use many Greek words to which there are none corresponding in Latin.

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.

To become properly acquainted with a truth, we must first have disbelieved it, and disputed against it.

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