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acquaint
used in The Merchant of Venice

3 uses
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Definition
to cause to know; or to cause to be familiar with
  • You need not fear, lady, the having any of these lords; they have acquainted me with their determinations, which is indeed to return to their home, and to trouble you with no more suit, unless you may be won by some other sort than your father's imposition, depending on the caskets.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA'S house (76% in)
  • I acquainted him with the cause in controversy between the Jew and Antonio the merchant; we turn'd o'er many books together; he is furnished with my opinion which, bettered with his own learning,—the greatness whereof I cannot enough commend,—comes with him at my importunity to fill up your Grace's request in my stead.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (34% in)
  • Are you acquainted with the difference That holds this present question in the court?
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (38% in)

There are no more uses of "acquaint" in The Merchant of Venice.

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