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?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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 American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The first half is all about acquainting us with the troubled Sebastian, who dominates every frame.
After acquainting us with his externalist program, Kerwin explores the ways in which apothecaries and alchemists were "part of an early modern culture of commerce" (19) as well as a "drug culture redefined by new markets, new class relations, and a new sense of the liquidity of wealth" (18).
Our cover feature is a series of articles acquainting us with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).
Greacen does less well acquainting us with Patrick Kavanagh whom he knew personally in Dublin and who had his own "Vision of Reality," but Kavanagh and his brother Peter did a good job publicizing the man and his works, themselves.
The interviews provide us with insight into the "subtle process of women's migration" (4), acquainting us with the customs, terms, and language that characterized women's experiences as they undertook and accomplished their journeys.
We can also thank the author for acquainting us with Martin Van Buren's tiger cubs; William Henry Harrison's cow Sukey; Zachary Taylor's horse, allowed to graze on the White House lawn where visitors plucked hairs from his tail for souvenirs; and James Buchanan's dog Lara, a Newfoundland famous for its ability to pose with one eye open and one eye closed.