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Make (someone) acquainted or familiar with someone or something again:‘he was able to reacquaint himself with an old school chum’
- ‘For reacquainting me with that pleasure, I want to thank everyone who pushed for deregulation, privatization and free trade in electricity.’
- ‘But just who were these four individuals with whom the city of Dublin has recently been reacquainted?’
- ‘Introductions were made, questions were posed, pictures were taken, and old friends were heartily reacquainted.’
- ‘Old friends are reacquainted, new ones made, and future plans plotted.’
- ‘The virtue of the spade for you and me is that it reacquaints us with resistance from the material world.’
- ‘Indeed, this project to build a new youth centre has helped reacquaint me with some tremendous characters from my past.’
- ‘I gave them a small smile and left them to acquaint, or reacquaint themselves with each other.’
- ‘Local archery ranges are crowded now as bowhunters reacquaint themselves with a favorite bow or become familiar with new gear.’
- ‘She had not been home for months and decided that she needed to reacquaint herself with the once familiar surroundings.’
- ‘These largely acoustic songs reacquaint us with his tremulous, soulful vocals and cutting lyrical style.’
- ‘I thought it time my children and I were reacquainted with our family.’
- ‘I think that it has to be done slowly so that the boy once again reacquaints himself with his father.’
- ‘Over time, we reacquainted ourselves with Jackson and Angela in Manhattan.’
- ‘I was out reacquainting myself with the country after a long period working in England and I was driving through Glencoe on a beautiful day.’
- ‘His summer travels took him to the World University tryouts in Colorado, where he was reacquainted with Penn.’
- ‘It must reacquaint us with the characters without bogging the pace down with exposition.’
- ‘It's in that moment he decides he's not going to play his beloved violin until he reacquaints himself with his Algerian roots.’
- ‘Only by reacquainting workers, intellectuals and young people with a socialist perspective and culture can a new political road forward be charted.’
- ‘Unfortunately, this would reacquaint us with the 19th century.’
- ‘At the next table, a guy is getting reacquainted with old friends.’
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