- 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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Examples from the Web for familiarization
I've been up in one just once, and that was my familiarization flight, when I got into this assignment last year.Pushbutton War
Joseph P. Martino
There will be no scores indicated for familiarization firing.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The crucifix shows us how conventionalization and familiarization set aside all the suggestion which an artifact really carries.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Of those principles the most original was his familiarization of the sentiment, while he elevated the subject, of the picturesque.On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)
- 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 familiarization
1755, noun of action from familiarize.
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