[ fuh-mil-yuh-rahyz ]
/ f蓹藞m瑟l y蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), fa路mil路iar路ized, fa路mil路iar路iz路ing.
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.
verb (used without object), fa路mil路iar路ized, fa路mil路iar路iz路ing.
Archaic. to associate in a familiar way.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Also especially British, fa路mil路iar路ise .

Origin of familiarize

First recorded in 1600鈥10; familiar + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for familiarize



/ (f蓹藞m瑟lj蓹藢ra瑟z) /

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

Derived forms of familiarize

familiarization or familiarisation, nounfamiliarizer or familiariser, noun
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