acquaint yourself with something
- to make an effort to learn about something
She had failed to acquaint herself with the facts.
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acquaint yourself with something — phrase to make an effort to learn about something She had failed to acquaint herself with the facts. Thesaurus: to learn new skills or informationsynonym Main entry: acquaint … Useful english dictionary
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acquaint — UK [əˈkweɪnt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms acquaint : present tense I/you/we/they acquaint he/she/it acquaints present participle acquainting past tense acquainted past participle acquainted formal to give someone information about something … English dictionary
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