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I will acquaint you with what passed at the general leave given me to be your guest.

I have no news to acquaint you with about Mauchline, they are just going on in the old way.

The bearers of this letter will be able to acquaint you with everything.

I will acquaint you, as you desire, with all that passes between Mr. Lovelace and me.

But it could not be amiss, he thought, to acquaint my two trustees, that I intended to assume it.

If they take notice of me in them, I wonder that he did not acquaint me with the contents.

The servants, full of joy, hurried to the parents to acquaint them with the good news.

No sir; it gives me pleasure to acquaint you, my father was all kindness and forgiveness.

I assured M. de ——— that I should acquaint Madame with the affair, who would, no doubt, feel very grateful for the communication.

Tell her nothing; let her play; I will acquaint her with this dreadful misfortune.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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