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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acquaint \Ac*quaint"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Acquainted; p. pr. & vb. n. Acquainting.] [OE. aqueinten, acointen, OF. acointier, LL. adcognitare, fr. L. ad + cognitus, p. p. of cognoscere to know; con- + noscere to know. See Quaint, Know.] 1. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with. [1913 Webster] Before a man can speak on any subject, it is necessary to be acquainted with it. --Locke. [1913 Webster] A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. --Isa. liii. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by with (formerly, also, by of), or by that, introducing the intelligence; as, to acquaint a friend with the particulars of an act. [1913 Webster] Acquaint her here of my son Paris' love. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I must acquaint you that I have received New dated letters from Northumberland. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To familiarize; to accustom. [Obs.] --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] To be acquainted with, to be possessed of personal knowledge of; to be cognizant of; to be more or less familiar with; to be on terms of social intercourse with. [1913 Webster] Syn: To inform; apprise; communicate; advise. [1913 Webster]