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.
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Example sentences
Pore over maps of the region so you can familiarize yourself with the locations
  of these remote sites.
The posters should familiarize themselves with the alternatives before they
  blast reams of nonsense and lies into the blogosphere.
Wishing can familiarize with accounts of piston isothermal converters of heat
  in mechanical job.
In such aspect, one must know that various socialism must be studied in order
  to familiarize such economy.
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