acquaint (one) with (something)

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acquaint (one) with (something)

To help one 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? We initially had to focus on acquainting our adopted daughter with life in this country.
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acquaint someone with something

to introduce someone to an unfamiliar thing; to become familiar with something; to get to know something; to tell someone the facts [about someone or something]. (See also acquainted with someone; acquainted with something.) It took a month for the new attorney to acquaint herself with the facts in the case.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

acquaint with

To make someone familiar with something or someone: The next chapter of the textbook acquaints the student with several new concepts. I am not acquainted with the mayor of this town.
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The mate got intelligence of this, and acquainted us with it, upon which it was desired that I, who still passed for a great man among them, should go down with the mate and satisfy the men, and tell them that they might be assured, if they behaved well the rest of the voyage, all they had done for the time past should be pardoned.
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For more than a year, the Irish and Great Britain sports pages acquainted us with the emergence of Katie Taylor, of County Wicklow, who, from her mid-teens, set her sights on the seemingly impossible: To break into the exclusive male club of boxing.
"In our conversation the Prime Minister acquainted us with the development and the problems in Bulgaria's transition towards democracy.
So after a member of staff acquainted us with the fundamentals of boating we waved goodbye to land and were on our way.
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We made our way up the gangway and were taken to our cabin, where our steward, Melicio, acquainted us with our accommodation and how to use our on- board card.
Other scholars have acquainted us with several of these collections.