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English verb: acquaint

1. acquaint (communication) cause to come to know personally

SamplesPermit me to acquaint you with my son.
Introduce the new neighbors to the community.

Synonymsintroduce, present

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)bring out, introduce, present, re-introduce, reintroduce

Verb groupacquaint, familiarise, familiarize

2. acquaint (communication) make familiar or conversant with

SamplesYou should acquaint yourself with your new computer.
We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings.

Synonymsfamiliarise, familiarize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)inform

Narrower (hyponym)get into, orient, reacquaint, verse

Verb groupacquaint, introduce, present

3. acquaint (communication) inform

SamplesPlease acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)inform

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