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Acquaintance vs. Relationship

Difference Between Acquaintance and Relationship

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Acquaintance

Knowledge or experience of something
The pupils had little acquaintance with the language
May 22, 2022

Relationship

The condition or fact of being related; connection or association.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

A person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend
A wide circle of friends and acquaintances
May 22, 2022

Relationship

Connection by blood or marriage; kinship.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

Knowledge of a person acquired by a relationship less intimate than friendship.
May 22, 2022
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Relationship

A particular type of connection existing between people related to or having dealings with each other
Has a close relationship with his siblings.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

A relationship based on such knowledge
Struck up an acquaintance with our new neighbor.
May 22, 2022

Relationship

A romantic or sexual involvement.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

A person whom one knows.
May 22, 2022

Relationship

Connection or association; the condition of being related.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

Knowledge or information about something or someone
Has a passing acquaintance with Chinese history.
May 22, 2022

Relationship

(mathematics) The links between the x-values and y-values of ordered pairs of numbers especially coordinates.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

(uncountable) A state of being acquainted with a person; originally indicating friendship, intimacy, but now suggesting a slight knowledge less deep than that of friendship; acquaintanceship.
I know of the man; but have no acquaintance with him.
May 22, 2022

Relationship

Kinship; being related by blood or marriage.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

(countable) A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
May 22, 2022

Relationship

A romantic or sexual involvement.
They have been in a relationship for ten years, but have never married.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

(uncountable) Such people collectively; one's circle of acquaintances (with plural concord).
May 22, 2022

Relationship

A way in which two or more people behave and are involved with each other
I have a good working relationship with my boss.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

Personal knowledge (with a specific subject etc.).
May 22, 2022

Relationship

(music) The level or degree of affinity between keys, chords and tones.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

A state of being acquainted, or of having intimate, or more than slight or superficial, knowledge; personal knowledge gained by intercourse short of that of friendship or intimacy; as, I know the man; but have no acquaintance with him.
Contract no friendship, or even acquaintance, with a guileful man.
May 22, 2022

Relationship

The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance.
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

A person or persons with whom one is acquainted.
Montgomery was an old acquaintance of Ferguson.
Our admiration of a famous man lessens upon our nearer acquaintance with him.
We contract at last such a familiarity with them as makes it difficult and irksome for us to call off our minds.
It is in our power to confine our friendships and intimacies to men of virtue.
May 22, 2022

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 relatedness);
The relationship between mothers and their children
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

Personal knowledge or information about someone or something
May 22, 2022

Relationship

A state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection);
He didn't want his wife to know of the relationship
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

A relationship less intimate than friendship
May 22, 2022

Relationship

A state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries
May 22, 2022

Acquaintance

A person with whom you are acquainted;
I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances
We are friends of the family
May 22, 2022

Relationship

State of relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
May 22, 2022

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