How to Pronounce acquaintance?

Correct pronunciation for the word "acquaintance" is [ɐkwˈe͡ɪntəns], [ɐkwˈe‍ɪntəns], [ɐ_k_w_ˈeɪ_n_t_ə_n_s].

"Acquaintance" in context

An acquaintance is a person that one knows, but is not a close friend. Acquaintances are different from friends in that friends typically have a bond or connection beyond knowing each other's name or face. Acquaintances are often made through social circles such as work, clubs, or hobbies. One can encounter acquaintances through a variety of life activities, such as attending school or work, living in the same area, or through mutual friends.

An acquaintance is not always necessarily close to being a friend, but this type of relationship can move closer and become a true friendship over time.


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