German translation of 'acquaint'
1. (= make familiar) bekannt machen
to be acquainted/thoroughly acquainted with sth mit etw bekannt/vertraut sein
to become acquainted with sth etw kennenlernen; [facts, truth] etw erfahren
to acquaint oneself or to make oneself acquainted with sth sich mit etw vertraut machen
2. (with person)
to be acquainted with sb mit jdm bekannt sein
we’re not acquainted wir kennen uns nicht
to become or get acquainted sich (näher) kennenlernen
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As a person who was well acquainted with all the people of the camps, she would be invaluable in our dealings with the various families.THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)
They were already well acquainted, which would save him the trouble of first finding and then getting to know a stranger.ALEXANDER THE CORRECTOR (2004)
They were well acquainted with both and knew their history.Heidi (1881)
We're all well acquainted with the saga of his resistance to it and his exile from the ring.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Emmy received this story, which was told at some length, as those persons who are acquainted with her character may imagine that she would.Vanity Fair (1837)
Both men are well acquainted with the'dark arts '.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Some American personnel are already well acquainted with life in Australia.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
As a result, they are usually well acquainted with both their own and other people's anger by the time they reach manhood.50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)
She became well acquainted with an older woman who was a cancer patient.Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: acquaint VERB
If you acquaint someone with something, you tell them about it so that they know it. If you acquaint yourself with something, you learn about it.
...efforts to acquaint the public with their rights under the new law.
Translation of acquaint from the Collins English to German Dictionary