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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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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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acquaint with

v.
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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References in classic literature ?
He had been prepared to find her a most difficult young woman to get acquainted with.
These seventeen short essays capture an intensely focused, curious, tireless, supremely gifted writer as he acquaints himself with himself and one of the world's most unique places.
To understand Julian Hoffman's goals in The Small Heart of Things, you must consider two ideas from his preface: 1) "Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment, no matter where one happens to be," in the words of Sigurd Olson, and 2) in describing the essence and beauty of place, Hoffman writes, "The way anywhere can take hold, and burrow deep within.
As Taylor acquaints us with the pecking order in his school, his parents' conversations and escalating arguments, his struggle with his stammer, his hero worship of his older cousin, the prejudice and ignorance of his adult acquaintances, his first crush and first serious ethical dilemma, every word rings true.