familiarize

[ fuh-mil-yuh-rahyz ]
/ fəˈmɪl yəˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), fa·mil·iar·ized, fa·mil·iar·iz·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·mil·iar·ized, fa·mil·iar·iz·ing.

Archaic. to associate in a familiar way.
Also especially British, fa·mil·iar·ise.

Origin of familiarize

First recorded in 1600–10; familiar + -ize

SYNONYMS FOR familiarize

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British Dictionary definitions for refamiliarizing

familiarize

familiarise

/ (fəˈmɪljəˌraɪz) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived Forms

familiarization or familiarisation, nounfamiliarizer or familiariser, noun
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