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From Late Latin or Vulgar Latin *adcognitāre, present active infinitive of *accognitō, from Latin ad- +‎ cognitus, past participle of cognoscere (to know), from con- +‎ noscere (to know).



  1. to introduce (one person to another)
  2. (reflexive, s'acointier) to introduce oneself
  3. (reflexive, s'acointier) to get to know


This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -ier, with a palatal stem. These verbs are conjugated mostly like verbs in -er, but there is an extra i before the e of some endings. The forms that would normally end in *-ts, *-tt are modified to z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.


  • Anglo-Norman: acuinter
    • English: acquaint
  • Middle French: accointer