Glass is just as smooth. Glass needs silicone as acrylic need solvents. I doubt if roughing up acrylic would do much. Silicone will stick to acrylic but it won't be a strong bond my any means. One of two things will happen. It will eventually fail or it can be easily pulled apart, which ever happens first.
you would think glass is smooth.
This is what it looks like under the microscope. The OP does not want a bonded box to hold water. He/she wants a hinged lid.