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Definition 1: personal knowledge or information about someone or something - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for acquaintance in the sense of this definition

(acquaintance is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

Definition 2: a person with whom you are acquainted - [noun denoting person]

Samples where acquaintance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances
  • we are friends of the family

Synonyms for acquaintance in the sense of this definition

(acquaintance is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of acquaintance ) someone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself

(... is a kind of acquaintance ) someone who lives in the same camp you do

(... is a kind of acquaintance ) (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)

"he has powerful connections"

(... is a kind of acquaintance ) a man at one end of a row of people

(... is a kind of acquaintance ) a male friend from your neighborhood or hometown

(... is a kind of acquaintance ) (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)

(... is a kind of acquaintance ) a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships

(... is a kind of acquaintance ) an acquaintance that you go to school with

Definition 3: a relationship less intimate than friendship - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for acquaintance in the sense of this definition

(acquaintance is a kind of ...) a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries

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