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acquainted adj : having fair knowledge of; "they were acquainted"; "fully acquainted with the facts" [syn: acquainted(p), acquainted with(p), familiar with(p)]

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  1. Personally known; familiar.
    • 1748. HUME, David. An enquiry concerning human understanding. In: L. A. SELBY-BIGGE, M. A. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. 2. ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 16.
      Suppose, therefore, a person to have enjoyed his sight for thirty years, and to have become perfectly acquainted with colours of all kinds

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  1. past of acquaint
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