Definition Acquaintance

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Definition

an acquaintance: a person you know or have met but do not know very well
noun
That's John. He's a new business acquaintance; I met him at a conference last week.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr Jones.
US: I have 400 acquaintances and two very good friends.

Examples

  • "Also present will be Cheryl Mackenna, the corporate buyer for your acquaintance Sheik Jafar."
  • "Dr. Badguy : The real purpose of this meeting is to put you in touch with a business acquaintance of mine."
  • "Everyone in the office was talking about it, and I even forwarded it to some of my other business acquaintances."
  • "I was given your name by an honorable acquaintance."

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