The purpose is to acquaint the general reader with the leading facts.
I will acquaint you with what passed at the general leave given me to be your guest.
I quitted him to write to my friend, whom I, at length, judged it necessary to acquaint with his situation.
I will acquaint you, as you desire, with all that passes between Mr. Lovelace and me.
The Gibeonites sent at once the most urgent message to acquaint Joshua with their danger, and Joshua as promptly replied.
If they take notice of me in them, I wonder that he did not acquaint me with the contents.
He was coming to the castle, but how was she to acquaint him with the true state of affairs?
I assured M. de ——— that I should acquaint Madame with the affair, who would, no doubt, feel very grateful for the communication.
But do not waste your time in stopping to acquaint Bala Khan.
I have decided to acquaint you with some of the details of one or two of my experiments.
early 13c., from Old French acointier "make known, make acquaintance of," from Vulgar Latin accognitare "to make known," from Latin accognitus "acquainted with," past participle of accognoscere "know well," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + cognitus, past participle of cogniscere "come to know," from com- "with" (see com-) + gnoscere "know" (see notice). Originally reflective, "to make oneself known;" sense of "to gain for oneself personal knowledge of" is from early 14c. Related: Acquainted; acquainting.