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familiarize

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verb fa·mil·iar·ize \fə-ˈmil-yə-ˌrīz\

Simple Definition of familiarize

  • : to give (someone) knowledge about something : to make (someone) familiar with something

Full Definition of familiarize

fa·mil·iar·izedfa·mil·iar·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make known or familiar <Shakespeare…familiarizes the wonderful — Samuel Johnson>

  3. 2 :  to make well acquainted <familiarize students with good literature>

fa·mil·iar·i·za·tion play \-ˌmil-yə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of familiarize

  1. I've been slowly familiarizing myself with the neighborhood.

  2. <the general's day-to-day duties included familiarizing the president on international developments>



1593

First Known Use of familiarize

1593

Rhymes with familiarize

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