familiarize

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verb fa·mil·iar·ize \fə-ˈmil-yə-ˌrīz\

Definition of familiarize

familiarized

;

familiarizing

  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

familiarization

play \fə-ˌmil-yə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of familiarize in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of familiarize

1593


FAMILIARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

familiarize

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verb

Definition of familiarize for English Language Learners

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


FAMILIARIZE Defined for Kids

familiarize

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verb fa·mil·iar·ize \fə-ˈmil-yə-ˌrīz\

Definition of familiarize for Students

familiarized

;

familiarizing

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



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