- to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something.
- to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use.
- Archaic. to make familiar; establish (a person) in friendly intimacy.
- Archaic. to associate in a familiar way.
Also especially British, fa·mil·iar·ise.
Origin of familiarize
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1. accustom, acquaint.
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Examples from the Web for familiarized
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
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
- to make (oneself or someone else) familiar, as with a particular subject
- to make (something) generally known or accepted
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Word Origin and History for familiarized
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