acquainted with (someone)

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acquainted with (someone)

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. I'm acquainted with Betty, but I don't think I've ever had a lengthy conversation with her.
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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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In other words, Fumerton assumes that the only sorts of facts with which one can be acquainted are those for which one is infallible about whether one is acquainted with them. Then why stop short of holding that the only sorts of facts with which one can be acquainted are those for which one is infallible about whether they obtain?