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familiarize

[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.
Also, especially British, familiarise.
Origin
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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  • In such aspect, one must know that various socialism must be studied in order to familiarize such economy.
  • familiarize your students with the threats to the region's biodiversity.
  • familiarize yourself with your printer's capabilities and options.
  • Instead, familiarize yourself with the excellent public transportation system.
  • familiarize yourself with alternative routes out of your area.
  • Have the rest of the students refer to a map to familiarize themselves with the place.
  • If you are planning to winter camp, familiarize yourself with ways to prevent and treat hypothermia and frostbite.
British Dictionary definitions for familiarize

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 familiarize
v.

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

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