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See definition of acquaintance on Dictionary.com
  • nouna person known informally
  • nounknowledge of something through experience

synonyms for acquaintance

  • associate
  • colleague
  • companion
  • friend
  • neighbor
  • association
  • contact
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antonyms for acquaintance

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  • antagonist
  • detractor
  • enemy
  • foe
  • opponent
  • stranger
  • ignorance
  • strangeness
  • unfamiliarity
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How to use acquaintance in a sentence

As Coupang CEO Bom Kim sought to scale his business over the summer, Pham, previously considering an early retirement following his stint at Uber, was introduced by a mutual acquaintance, making their first meeting over video chat.
UBER’S FORMER CTO IS MAPPING OUT GROWTH AND DELIVERY ROUTES IN HIS NEW GIGLUCINDA SHENOCTOBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
That’s why a picture of a new baby from a long-ago acquaintance will vault to the top of your Facebook feed, even if you haven’t seen any other posts by that person for years.
FACEBOOK’S NEW TOOL TO STOP FAKE NEWS IS A GAME CHANGER—IF THE COMPANY WOULD ONLY USE ITJEFFOCTOBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
The slowing down of the glaciers is a private plan by a glaciologist of my acquaintance who doesn’t want to get into the geo-engineering wars.
KIM STANLEY ROBINSON HOLDS OUT HOPE - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENLIZ GREENEOCTOBER 7, 2020NAUTILUS
I don’t want bloodshed or violence, and it hurts me to watch acquaintances and friends being beaten, and now I hear they’re getting ready to start shooting people.
MISERY IN MINSKEUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 18, 2020OZY
So it seems like the answer is just to have a bunch of casual acquaintances to whom you can’t really feel anything terrible.
WHAT DOES COVID-19 MEAN FOR CITIES (AND MARRIAGES)? (EP. 410)STEPHEN J. DUBNERMARCH 26, 2020FREAKONOMICS
A child begins to make acquaintance with the images of things when set before a mirror.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He made the acquaintance of some courtiers, who felt or affected an interest in learning and in learned men.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
By its operation Gordon Wright, the most sensible man of our acquaintance, is reduced to the level of infancy!
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
It was the Town Crier, with whom, as with a brother artist, he had picked acquaintance the day before.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
For Lettice—the tender woman of his first acquaintance—had obviously experienced a moment of reaction.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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WORDS RELATED TO ACQUAINTANCE

  • acquaintance
  • acquaintanceship
  • affiliation
  • agreement
  • assistance
  • camaraderie
  • companionship
  • comradeship
  • conjunction
  • cooperation
  • familiarity
  • fellowship
  • fraternization
  • frequenting
  • friendliness
  • hookup
  • intimacy
  • membership
  • participation
  • partnership
  • relation
  • relationship
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.