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familiarize

[fuh-mil-yuh-rahyz] /fəˈmɪl yəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), familiarized, familiarizing.
1.
to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something.
2.
to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use.
3.
Archaic. to make familiar; establish (a person) in friendly intimacy.
verb (used without object), familiarized, familiarizing.
4.
Archaic. to associate in a familiar way.
Also, especially British, familiarise.
Origin of familiarize
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; familiar + -ize
Related forms
familiarization, noun
familiarizer, noun
refamiliarization, noun
refamiliarize, verb (used with object), refamiliarized, refamiliarizing.
unfamiliarized, adjective
Synonyms
1. accustom, acquaint.
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Examples from the Web for familiarized
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  • He had familiarized himself with the armies of other European nations.

  • If there are other significant women in modern art I am not as yet familiarized with them.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • Indeed, he had became so familiarized to the name, that he would answer to none other.

    An Outcast F. Colburn Adams
  • The historians have familiarized us with the notion of corrupt or degenerate mores.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner
  • He was not yet familiarized to the eccentric whims of his friend.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But then let us inquire who first trained and familiarized them to it?

    The Ned M'Keown Stories William Carleton
  • It familiarized Europe with the sight of the American flag in European waters.

  • We are all now familiarized to these double and treble names.

  • Don Joaquin had to be familiarized with a scheme some time before he would adopt it.

    Mariquita John Ayscough
  • Thanks to Zachau, Handel was familiarized at an early date with the orchestra.

    Handel Romain Rolland
British Dictionary definitions for familiarized

familiarize

/fəˈmɪljəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make (oneself or someone else) familiar, as with a particular subject
2.
to make (something) generally known or accepted
Derived Forms
familiarization, familiarisation, noun
familiarizer, familiariser, noun
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Word Origin and History for familiarized

familiarize

v.

c.1600, "to make well known," from familiar + -ize. Related: Familiarized; familiarizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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