acquaint acquaint  /ə ˈkweɪnt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause to come to know personally
  2. (v) make familiar or conversant with
  3. (v) inform

Usage(s):

  1. To acquaint them with the experience of famine, their vegetarian diet was strictly rationed.
  2. Thus when, four years ago, the archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan fell vacant, Pius XI could handily acquaint himself with names of candidates for that windswept Canadian post.
  3. We want to acquaint them with the cost of a plane, the safety aspects, how to treat the hostesses.

News

  • St. Croix bridge featured at open house

    Another St. Croix River bridge project open house will be held Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Stillwater Public Library, 224 Third St. N. It’s the latest meeting to acquaint the public with the massive project, which will take nearly four years to complete at an estimated cost of $670 million.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "I started watching the first season pretty feverishly," Pine said. "Just to kind of acquaint myself with the dynamic between the characters and the aesthetic. But I found myself midway through trying to create the perfect William Shatner...
    on Apr 29, 2009 By: Chris Pine Source: Wired News

  2. "Terrible, terrible things are happening to this earth of ours and we want to use this platform to try to acquaint people about what it's about and what they can do," said Abhishek. "We're using this opportunity to spread the word."
    on Aug 18, 2007 By: Abhishek Bachchan Source: Hindu

  3. "Only the Word of God can deeply change the heart of man, and it is thus important that individual believers and communities increasingly acquaint themselves with it," Benedict said.
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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