The difference between Acquainted and Familiar

When used as adjectives, acquainted means personally known, whereas familiar means known to one.

Familiar is also noun with the meaning: an attendant spirit, often in animal or even demon form.

check bellow for the other definitions of Acquainted and Familiar

  1. Acquainted as an adjective:

    Personally known; familiar.

  1. Acquainted as a verb:

  1. Familiar as an adjective:

    Known to one.


    "there’s a familiar face; that tune sounds familiar'"

  2. Familiar as an adjective:



    "I'm quite familiar with this system; she's not familiar with manual gears"

  3. Familiar as an adjective:

    Intimate or friendly.


    "we are not on familiar terms; our neighbour is not familiar'"

  4. Familiar as an adjective:

    Inappropriately intimate or friendly.


    "Don’t be familiar with me, boy!"

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  5. Familiar as an adjective:

    Of or pertaining to a family; familial.

  1. Familiar as a noun:

    An attendant spirit, often in animal or even demon form.


    "The witch’s familiar was a black cat."

  2. Familiar as a noun (obsolete):

    A member of one's family or household.

  3. Familiar as a noun (obsolete):

    A close friend.

  4. Familiar as a noun (historical):

    The officer of the Inquisition who arrested suspected people.