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adjectiveau fait with
Having a good or detailed knowledge of something.‘you should be reasonably au fait with the company and its products’
familiar, acquainted, conversant, at home, up to date, up with, in touchabreast of, apprised of, in the know about, well informed about, knowledgeable about, well versed in, enlightened about, aware of, no stranger toau courantclued up about, genned up about, clued up on, plugged into, well up on, wise to, hip toswitched on todownView synonyms
- ‘For those of you not quite au fait with Surrealist parlour games, the term ‘exquisite corpse’ originates from the game more commonly known as Consequences.’
- ‘Engineers in all sectors of industry must be completely au fait with the state of the art.’
Mid 18th century: from French, literally to the fact, to the point.
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