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 for acquaint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acquaint \Ac*quaint"\, a. [OF. acoint. See Acquaint, v. t.]
     Acquainted. [Obs.]
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From 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,
     1. To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make
        (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with.
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              Before a man can speak on any subject, it is
              necessary to be acquainted with it.   --Locke.
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              A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. --Isa.
                                                    liii. 3.
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     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.
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              Acquaint her here of my son Paris' love. --Shak.
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              I must acquaint you that I have received
              New dated letters from Northumberland. --Shak.
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     3. To familiarize; to accustom. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
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     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.
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     Syn: To inform; apprise; communicate; advise.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint
           you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the
           community" [syn: introduce, present, acquaint]
      2: make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint
         yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves
         with the new surroundings" [syn: familiarize,
         familiarise, acquaint]
      3: inform; "Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "acquaint":
     accustom, advertise, advertise of, advise, apprise, brief,
     bring word, clue, communicate, disclose, divulge, do the honors,
     enlighten, familiarize, fill in, give a knockdown,
     give an introduction, give notice, give the facts, give word,
     habituate, inform, instruct, introduce, leave word, let know,
     make acquainted, mention to, notify, post, present, quaint, report,
     reveal, send word, serve notice, speak, tell, verse, warn

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