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fəˈmɪl yəˌraɪzfa·mil·iar·ize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. familiarize, familiarise, acquaintverb

    make familiar or conversant with

    "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"


  1. familiarizeverb

    To make, or become familiar with something or someone

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Familiarizeverb

    Etymology: familiariser, French.

    The genius smiled upon me with a look of compassion and affability that familiarized him to my imagination, and at once dispelled all fear and apprehensions. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Familiarizeverb

    to make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known by practice or converse; as, to familiarize one's self with scenes of distress

  2. Familiarizeverb

    to make acquainted, or skilled, by practice or study; as, to familiarize one's self with a business, a book, or a science

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. familiariser.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of familiarize in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of familiarize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of familiarize in a Sentence

  1. Abdullah Alaoudh:

    ( MBS) was just trying to familiarize my father with him as part of his efforts to introduce himself with the public and influential figures, sheikh Salman is not someone who can be controlled.

  2. Kiyomi Kai:

    Back then, Japan didn't have as many supermarkets or vending machines as it does today. Shoppers bought drinks at mom and pop stores, so Otsuka made an effort to reach out to people and familiarize them with Pocari's taste and function.

  3. Nick Suplina:

    More is unknown about ghost guns than known, law enforcement is increasingly having to familiarize themselves with them, but it's not hit the public consciousness yet that there is a legal, untraceable firearm out there that can be ordered in parts online and assembled at home.

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  • популяризирам, запознавамBulgarian
  • familiaritzarCatalan, Valencian
  • sich bekanntmachenGerman
  • familiarizarSpanish
  • perehdyttää, totuttaa, tottua, tutustua, perehtyä, tutustuttaaFinnish
  • familiariserFrench
  • membiasakan diriIndonesian
  • познакомить, познакомиться, знакомить, ознакомить, знакомиться, ознакомитьсяRussian
  • 熟悉Chinese

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