acquaint oneself

acquaint oneself
become familiar with, get to know

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  • acquaint oneself with — get to know, learn to recognize …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acquaint — [ə kwānt′] vt. [ME aqueinten < OFr acointier < ML adcognitare < L ad , to + cognitus, pp. of cognoscere, to know thoroughly < con , with gnoscere, KNOW] 1. to let know; give knowledge to; make aware; inform [to acquaint oneself with… …   English World dictionary

  • acquaint — /əˈkweɪnt / (say uh kwaynt) verb (t) 1. (sometimes followed by with) to share information with: *She was urged by no reciprocal sisterly desire to acquaint Norman with her knowledge. –xavier herbert, 1938. 2. US (sometimes followed by to or with) …  

  • acquaint — (v.) early 13c., from O.Fr. acointier make known, make acquaintance of, from V.L. accognitare to make known, from L. accognitus acquainted with, pp. of accognoscere know well, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + cognitus, pp. of cogniscere …   Etymology dictionary

  • acquaint — [v] inform oneself or another about something new accustom, advise, apprise, bring out, clue, come out with*, disclose, divulge, enlighten, familiarize, fill in, fix up*, get together*, habituate, inform, intro*, introduce, knock down*, let know …   New thesaurus

  • acquaint — v.tr. & refl. (usu. foll. by with) make (a person or oneself) aware of or familiar with (acquaint me with the facts). Phrases and idioms: be acquainted with have personal knowledge of (a person or thing). Etymology: ME f. OF acointier f. LL… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Learning — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Learning >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 learning learning Sgm: N 1 acquisition of knowledge acquisition of knowledge &c. 490 acquisition of skill &c. 698 Sgm: N 1 acquirement acquirement attainment Sgm: N 1 edification… …   English dictionary for students

  • learning — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Acquisition of knowledge Nouns 1. learning, assimilation, absorption; erudition, knowledge; humanity, wisdom, breeding; study, education, schooling; reading, inquiry, contemplation; apprenticeship,… …   English dictionary for students

  • ознакомляться — ОЗНАКОМЛЯТЬСЯ, несов. (сов. ознакомиться), с чем. Узнавать (узнать) что л., получая сведения, приобретая знания о чем л. (обычно из документов или из личных наблюдений) [impf. to familiarize oneself (with), acquaint oneself (with)]. Работать с… …   Большой толковый словарь русских глаголов

  • Pró-Vida — is a non profit institution created by medical doctor Celso Charuri (1940 1981) in Brazil in the late seventies, which has grown tremendously in Brazil and spread into other countries. It is a mystical philosophical semi secret organization,… …   Wikipedia

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