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familiarize

or (especially British) familiarise

[fuh-mil-yuh-rahyz] /fəˈmɪl yəˌraɪz/
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.
Origin of familiarize
1600-1610
1600-10; familiar + -ize
Related forms
familiarization, noun
familiarizer, noun
refamiliarization, noun
refamiliarize, verb (used with object), refamiliarized, refamiliarizing.
unfamiliarized, adjective
Synonyms
1. accustom, acquaint.
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  • I've been up in one just once, and that was my familiarization flight, when I got into this assignment last year.

    Pushbutton War Joseph P. Martino
  • The crucifix shows us how conventionalization and familiarization set aside all the suggestion which an artifact really carries.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • Of those principles the most original was his familiarization of the sentiment, while he elevated the subject, of the picturesque.

  • There will be no scores indicated for familiarization firing.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for familiarization

familiarize

/fəˈmɪljəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make (oneself or someone else) familiar, as with a particular subject
2.
to make (something) generally known or accepted
Derived Forms
familiarization, familiarisation, noun
familiarizer, familiariser, noun
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Word Origin and History for familiarization
n.

1755, noun of action from familiarize.

familiarize

v.

c.1600, "to make well known," from familiar + -ize. Related: Familiarized; familiarizing.

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