- 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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- to make (oneself or someone else) familiar, as with a particular subject
- to make (something) generally known or accepted
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