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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kweyn-tid]
    • /əˈkweɪn tɪd/
    • /əˈkweɪn.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kweyn-tid]
    • /əˈkweɪn tɪd/

Definitions of acquainted word

  • adjective acquainted If you are acquainted with something, you know about it because you have learned it or experienced it. 3
  • adjective acquainted If you are acquainted with someone, you have met them and you know them. You can also say that two people are acquainted. 3
  • adjective acquainted If you get or become acquainted with someone that you do not know, you talk to each other or do something together so that you get to know each other. You can also say that two people get or become acquainted. 3
  • adjective acquainted on terms of familiarity but not intimacy 3
  • adjective acquainted having knowledge or experience (of); familiar (with) 3
  • adjective acquainted having personal knowledge as a result of study, experience, etc.; informed (usually followed by with): to be acquainted with law. 1

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Origin of acquainted

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at acquaint, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Acquainted


acquainted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acquainted

adj acquainted

  • informed — having or prepared with information or knowledge; apprised: an informed audience that asked intelligent questions.
  • abreast — If people or things walk or move abreast, they are next to each other, side by side, and facing in the same direction.
  • conversant — If you are conversant with something, you are familiar with it and able to deal with it.
  • advised — resulting from deliberation
  • familiarized — to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something.

adjective acquainted

  • familiar — well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject.
  • accustomed — If you are accustomed to something, you know it so well or have experienced it so often that it seems natural, unsurprising, or easy to deal with.
  • used to — previously used or owned; secondhand: a used car.
  • au fait — If you are au fait with something, you are familiar with it and know about it.

Antonyms for acquainted

adj acquainted

  • ignorant — lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.

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