Need another word that means the same as “acquaintance”? Find 13 synonyms and 30 related words for “acquaintance” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Acquaintance” are: conversance, conversancy, familiarity, friend, acquaintanceship, contact, association, relationship, social contact, associate, connection, ally, colleague
Acquaintance as a Noun
Definitions of "Acquaintance" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “acquaintance” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Slight knowledge of or friendship with someone.
- Personal knowledge or information about someone or something.
- Acquaintances considered collectively.
- A person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend.
- A relationship less intimate than friendship.
- A person with whom you are acquainted.
- Knowledge or experience of something.
Synonyms of "Acquaintance" as a noun (13 Words)
|acquaintanceship||A relationship less intimate than friendship.|
|ally||A state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose.|
He s a good ally in fight.
|associate||A friend who is frequently in the company of another.|
A close associate of the Minister.
|association||A group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species.|
Many close associations with England.
|colleague||A person who is member of one’s class or profession.|
The surgeon consulted his colleagues.
|connection||An association of Methodist Churches.|
Ensure that all connections between the wires are properly made.
The sliding contact of the potentiometer.
|conversance||The use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.|
|conversancy||Personal knowledge or information about someone or something.|
|familiarity||Relaxed friendliness or intimacy between people.|
The unnecessary familiarity made me dislike him at once.
|friend||(used as a polite form of address or in ironic reference) an acquaintance or a stranger one comes across.|
We are friends of the family.
|relationship||A relation between people relationship is often used where relation would serve as in the relationship between inflation and unemployment but the preferred usage of relationship is for human relations or states of relatednes.|
The relationship between mothers and their children.
|social contact||A party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity.|
Usage Examples of "Acquaintance" as a noun
- I renewed my acquaintance with Herbert.
- I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances.
- His extensive acquaintance included Oscar Wilde and Yeats.
- The pupils had little acquaintance with the language.
- A wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
Associations of "Acquaintance" (30 Words)
|affinity||The attraction between an antigen and an antibody.|
Found a natural affinity with the immigrants.
|amicability||A disinclination to quarrel.|
|brother||A black man (often used as a term of address by other black people.|
There I was with one white boy and this other brother.
|buddy||A close friend.|
I decided to buddy up to them.
|colleague||A person with whom one works in a profession or business.|
The surgeon consulted his colleagues.
|companion||Be a companion to somebody.|
A companion volume.
|companionship||A feeling of fellowship or friendship.|
The love and companionship of marriage.
|comrade||(among men) a colleague or a fellow member of an organization.|
You re right comrade.
|comradeship||The quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability.|
His greatest joy came from comradeship with others in the team.
|confidant||Someone to whom private matters are confided.|
A close confidante of the princess.
|cousin||A title formerly used by a sovereign in addressing another sovereign or a noble of their own country.|
Our American cousins.
|crony||A close friend or companion.|
He went gambling with his cronies.
|familiarity||Close or warm friendship.|
His familiarity with the works of Thomas Hardy.
|fellow||An incorporated senior member of a college.|
One eye was blue but its fellow was brown.
|folk||Relating to folk music.|
A folk hero.
I am friended by 29 people who I have not friended back.
|friendship||A state of mutual trust and support between allied nations.|
This is an ideal group for finding support and friendship.
The intimacy between a husband and wife.
|intimate||Concerning things deeply private and personal.|
They felt a kinship with architects.
|mate||South American tea like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.|
The four cylinder engine is mated to a five speed gearbox.
|neighbor||Live or be located as a neighbor.|
Pakistan neighbors India.
|neighbour||A person or place in relation to others next or near to it.|
The square neighbours the old quarter of the town.
|pal||Used as a form of address, especially to indicate anger or aggression.|
We got acquainted but we never really palled around.
|partner||Provide with a partner.|
He began to call potential coalition partners about forming a new government.
|peer||A nobleman duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron who is a member of the British peerage.|
Faye peered at her with suspicion.
|proximity||A Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit.|
Do not operate microphones in close proximity to television sets.
|sociality||The tendency to associate with others and to form social groups.|
Mammals as a class are not strong on sociality.
|uncle||A source of help and advice and encouragement.|
He visited his uncle.
|workmate||A fellow worker.|