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I saw a friend at a party but couldn't tak to her. Later I meet her again, can I say that we couldn't make acquaintance at the party?

If not then what can be said?

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    Sorry I didn’t get a chance to talk to you at the party.” You only make acquaintance with someone when you first meet them. If they are already a friend you can’t make their acquaintance again except if you haven’t spoken with them for years and you’ve grown apart you might get reacquainted with them.
    – Jim
    Jan 15, 2017 at 6:01

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The adverb actually will express what you want, if you only saw her at the party and did not talk to her or otherwise meet her.

I saw a friend at a party but couldn't talk to her. Later I actually made her acquaintance.

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  • I think if you call them a friend then you’ve already made their acquaintance. See my comment above.
    – Jim
    Jan 16, 2017 at 5:44

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