verb (used with object), fa·mil·iar·ized, fa·mil·iar·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), fa·mil·iar·ized, fa·mil·iar·iz·ing.
- familiarity breeds contempt,
Origin of familiarize
Examples from the Web for familiarized
I have inured them to Dukes and familiarized them with Duchesses, as the butcher hardens his pony to a motor-car.The Celebrity at Home|Violet Hunt
By degrees I familiarized myself with that populous solitude; I ceased to pine for the green fields.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Comparatively recent discoveries have, however, if not lessened, at least familiarized us to the wonder.The Testimony of the Rocks|Hugh Miller
They familiarized the people with a notion of death, and took from it, in one sense, its sting.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745|Mrs. Thomson
But then let us inquire who first trained and familiarized them to it?The Ned M'Keown Stories|William Carleton