familiarize

  • 1Familiarize — Fa*mil iar*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Familiarized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Familiarizing}.] [Cf. F. familiariser.] 1. To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known by practice or converse; as, to familiarize one s self… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2familiarize — (also familiarise) ► VERB 1) (familiarize with) make (someone) familiar with. 2) make better known or easier to understand. DERIVATIVES familiarization noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3familiarize — index advise, apprise, communicate, educate, inform (notify), initiate, instruct (teach) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4familiarize — (v.) c.1600, to make well known, from FAMILIAR (Cf. familiar) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Familiarized; familiarizing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5familiarize — (Amer.) fa mil·i·ar·ize || fÉ™ mɪlɪəraɪz v. cause to be acquainted, accustom; make familiar; make something well known, publicize (also familiarise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 6familiarize — [v] make or become acquainted with, knowledgeable about accustom, adapt, adjust, awaken to, become adept in, become aware of, break the ice*, bring into use, case*, check out, coach, come to know, condition, enlighten, gain friendship, get in,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7familiarize — [fə mil′yər īz΄, fəmil′ē ərīz΄] vt. familiarized, familiarizing 1. to make commonly known 2. to make (another or oneself) accustomed or fully acquainted with something familiarization n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8familiarize — UK [fəˈmɪlɪəraɪz] / US [fəˈmɪljəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms familiarize : present tense I/you/we/they familiarize he/she/it familiarizes present participle familiarizing past tense familiarized past participle familiarized to make someone …

    English dictionary

  • 9familiarize — v. (d; refl., tr.) to familiarize with (she had to familiarize herself with the facts of the case) * * * [fə mɪlɪəraɪz] (d;refl.,tr.) to familiarizewith (she had to familiarize herself with the facts of the case) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10familiarize — fa|mil|iar|ize [ fə mıljə,raız ] verb transitive to make someone learn or experience something so that they know about it: It s my job to familiarize new employees with office procedures. familiarize yourself with something: I need to familiarize …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11familiarize — also ise BrE verb familiarize yourself with sth/familiarize sb with sth to learn about something so that you understand it, or to teach someone else about something so that they understand it: Employees must familiarize themselves with the health …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12familiarize — fa|mil|i|ar|ize also familiarise BrE [fəˈmıliəraız] v familiarize yourself/sb with sth to learn about something so that you understand it, or to teach someone else about something so that they understand it ▪ Employees must familiarize themselves …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13familiarize — [[t]fəmɪ̱liəraɪz[/t]] familiarizes, familiarizing, familiarized VERB If you familiarize yourself with something, or if someone familiarizes you with it, you learn about it and start to understand it. [V pron refl with n] I was expected to… …

    English dictionary

  • 14familiarize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1593 1. to make known or familiar < Shakespeare…familiarizes the wonderful Samuel Johnson > 2. to make well acquainted < familiarize students with good literature > • familiarization noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15familiarize — or familiarise verb make (someone) familiar with something: students are advised to familiarize themselves with these procedures. Derivatives familiarization noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16familiarize — verb let me familiarize you with our new phone setup Syn: make conversant with, make familiar with, acquaint with; accustom to, habituate to, instruct in, teach in, educate in, school in, prime in, introduce to; brief in/about; informal put in&#8230; …

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