familiarize

[fuh-mil-yuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), familiarized, familiarizing.
1.
to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something.
2.
to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use.
3.
Archaic. to make familiar; establish (a person) in friendly intimacy.
verb (used without object), familiarized, familiarizing.
4.
Archaic. to associate in a familiar way.
Also, especially British, familiarise.


Origin:
1600–10; familiar + -ize

familiarization, noun
familiarizer, noun
refamiliarization, noun
refamiliarize, verb (used with object), refamiliarized, refamiliarizing.
unfamiliarized, adjective


1. accustom, acquaint.
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familiarize or familiarise (fəˈmɪljəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make (oneself or someone else) familiar, as with a particular subject
2.  to make (something) generally known or accepted
 
familiarise or familiarise
 
vb
 
familiari'zation or familiarise
 
n
 
familiari'sation or familiarise
 
n
 
fa'miliarizer or familiarise
 
n
 
fa'miliariser or familiarise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

familiarize
1630s, "to make well known," from familiar + -ize. Related: Familiarized; familiarizing.

familiarise
British spelling of familiarize; for spelling, see -ize. Related: Familiarised; familiarising.
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Example sentences
It is the responsibility of those denying the scientific consensus to familiarise themselves with the relevant data.
Look through each activity and familiarise yourself properly before using it.
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