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familiarize

verb fa·mil·iar·ize \fə-ˈmil-yə-ˌrīz\

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

fa·mil·iar·izedfa·mil·iar·iz·ing

Full Definition of FAMILIARIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to make known or familiar <Shakespeare…familiarizes the wonderful — Samuel Johnson>
2
:  to make well acquainted <familiarize students with good literature>
fa·mil·iar·i·za·tion \-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>

First Known Use of FAMILIARIZE

1593

Rhymes with FAMILIARIZE

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FAMILIARIZED Defined for Kids

familiarize

verb fa·mil·iar·ize \fə-ˈmil-yə-ˌrīz\
fa·mil·iar·izedfa·mil·iar·iz·ing

Definition of FAMILIARIZE for Kids

:  to make knowledgeable about <He familiarized his students with the library.>

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