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acquaint
used in Candide

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Definition
to cause to know; or to cause to be familiar with
  • I was conducted to his palace, where I acquainted him with the history of my family, and he represented to me how much it was beneath my rank to belong to an Israelite.
    Chapter 8 (38% in)
  • I told him all my adventures, and he made me acquainted with his; telling me that he had been sent to the Emperor of Morocco by a Christian power, to conclude a treaty with that prince, in consequence of which he was to be furnished with military stores and ships to help to demolish the commerce of other Christian Governments.
    Chapter 12 (18% in)
  • "Ay, sure," answered Cacambo, "I was servant in the College of the Assumption, and am acquainted with the government of the good Fathers as well as I am with the streets of Cadiz.
    Chapter 14 (24% in)
  • The sergeant went immediately to acquaint the Commandant with what he had heard.
    Chapter 14 (55% in)
  • You are too well acquainted with the principles of public law, humanity, and justice not to pardon us.
    Chapter 16 (86% in)
  • XIX WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM AT SURINAM AND HOW CANDIDE GOT ACQUAINTED WITH MARTIN.
    Chapter 19 (1% in)

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