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acquaint (one) with

To help someone become familiar or comfortable with something. You'll need to acquaint me with the rules of their culture. Can you please acquaint Eric with the new procedure for data entry?
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acquainted with (someone or something)

1. Having met someone, but not knowing them well. I'm just acquainted with Daniel because we have many friends in common. Are you acquainted with my sister? I can't remember if you two met before.
2. Knowledgeable about or familiar with something. I need to become acquainted with the rules of this game. Dale is acquainted with the new procedure for data entry, so he will show it to you.
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*acquainted with someone

[of a person] known to someone; [of a person] having been introduced to someone. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) We are only acquainted with each other. We are certainly not what you would call close friends.
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*acquainted with something

familiar with something; able to understand or recognize something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) Tom is fully acquainted with the way we do things.
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The event, which was organized in the framework of Fateh al-Moudarres Days, opened the door wide for the children to get acquainted with the rich artistic experience of the late Syrian artist al-Moudares and the most important stages in his artistic life, in addition to his contact with the Syrian nature and environment.
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Furthermore, Mujawar got acquainted with the progress in the project of the indoor hall in Sayon, which costs YR 305 million and being constructed on 3500 square meters and would have seats for 2500 viewers.
2 : to make familiar <The supervisor acquainted them with their duties.
During his years as an observer in a medical examiner's office, Timmermans writes, he became well acquainted with the many methods employed by these experts, and he now describes the specifics as applied to particular cases.
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