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acquaint

ac·quaint

acquaint

 
pronunciation:
kweInt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: acquainted, acquainting, acquaints
definition 1: to introduce, or to make familiar or accustomed to (usu. fol. by with).
They went next door and acquainted themselves with their new neighbors.She was eager to acquaint herself with the customs of her new country.Our guide acquainted us with the famous monuments and sights of the city.
synonyms:
introduce
similar words:
familiarize, greet, orient, present to, welcome
definition 2: to tell about; inform (usu. fol. by with).
He acquainted the group with his decision.
synonyms:
advise of, apprise of, clue in, enlighten, familiarize, inform, tell
similar words:
disclose, impart, notify, reveal
Word Parts
The word acquaint contains the following part:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.