Definition of familiarize
- Shakespeare … familiarizes the wonderful
- —Samuel Johnson
- familiarize students with good literature
I've been slowly familiarizing myself with the neighborhood.
the general's day-to-day duties included familiarizing the president on international developments
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keep posted (one), let know (one);
: to give (someone) knowledge about something : to make (someone) familiar with something
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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