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acquaintance

noun
     
ac‧quaint‧ance
1

somebody you know

[countable] someone you know, but who is not a close friend:
She was a casual acquaintance of my family in Vienna.
He heard about the job through a mutual acquaintance (=someone you and another person both know).
2

relationship

[singular, uncountable] a relationship with someone you know, but who is not a close friend:
They developed an acquaintance over the Internet.
You can't judge her on such short acquaintance (=when you have not known her long).
My uncle did not improve on further acquaintance (=when you knew him better).
3

make somebody's acquaintance

formal to meet someone for the first time:
I should be delighted to make Mrs McGough's acquaintance.
At the hotel, I made the acquaintance of a young American actor.
4

knowledge

[uncountable] formal knowledge or experience of a particular subject
acquaintance with
The practice of a lawyer requires acquaintance with court procedures.
have a passing/nodding acquaintance with something (=have only slight knowledge or experience of something)
He has a passing acquaintance with a lot of different subjects.
5

of your acquaintance

formal a person of your acquaintance is someone that you know:
The poems were written by various women of her acquaintance.
6

on first acquaintance

formal when you meet someone for the first time:
Most people are nicer than you think on first acquaintance.

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