acquaint

When you acquaint yourself with something, you familiarize yourself with it. When you visit a new city, you should acquaint yourself with the layout of the streets so you don’t get lost.

You can also acquaint yourself with another person, by introducing yourself and getting know them. When you see the moving truck pull in across the street, you might want to run over and acquaint yourself with your new neighbors. The word acquaint comes via French from the Latin accognoscere, which is made up of ad- “to,” or “toward,” and cognoscere “come to know.”

Definitions of acquaint
1

v cause to come to know personally

“permit me to acquaint you with my son”
Synonyms:
introduce, present
familiarise, familiarize
make familiar or conversant with
Types:
re-introduce, reintroduce
introduce anew
present
formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
bring out, introduce
bring before the public for the first time, as of an actor, song, etc.
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

v make familiar or conversant with

“you should acquaint yourself with your new computer”
Synonyms:
familiarise, familiarize
introduce, present
cause to come to know personally
Types:
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orient
familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances
verse
familiarize through thorough study or experience
reacquaint
familiarize anew
get into
familiarize oneself thoroughly with
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

v inform

“Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move”
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

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