Meaning of “acquainted” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"acquainted" in British English

See all translations

acquaintedadjective

uk /əˈkweɪn.tɪd/ us /əˈkweɪn.t̬ɪd/ formal

[ after verb ] knowing or being familiar with a person:

"Do you know Daphne?" "No, I'm afraid we're not acquainted."
I am not personally acquainted with the gentleman in question.
be acquainted with sth

to know or be familiar with something, because you have studied it or have experienced it before:

Police said the thieves were obviously well acquainted with the alarm system at the department store.

(Definition of “acquainted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acquainted" in American English

See all translations

acquaintedadjective

us /əˈkweɪn·tɪd/

knowing or being familiar with someone or something:

"Do you know Megan?" "No, we’re not acquainted."
We got acquainted when they gave us a ride home last night.

(Definition of “acquainted” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)