familiarize

familiarize
fa|mil|i|ar|ize
also familiarise BrE [fəˈmıliəraız] v
familiarize yourself/sb with sth
to learn about something so that you understand it, or to teach someone else about something so that they understand it
Employees must familiarize themselves with the health and safety manual.
>familiarization [fəˌmıliəraıˈzeıʃən US -rə-] n [U]
a one-day familiarization course

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Familiarize — Fa*mil iar*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Familiarized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Familiarizing}.] [Cf. F. familiariser.] 1. To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known by practice or converse; as, to familiarize one s self… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • familiarize — (also familiarise) ► VERB 1) (familiarize with) make (someone) familiar with. 2) make better known or easier to understand. DERIVATIVES familiarization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • familiarize — index advise, apprise, communicate, educate, inform (notify), initiate, instruct (teach) …   Law dictionary

  • familiarize — (v.) c.1600, to make well known, from FAMILIAR (Cf. familiar) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Familiarized; familiarizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • familiarize — (Amer.) fa mil·i·ar·ize || fÉ™ mɪlɪəraɪz v. cause to be acquainted, accustom; make familiar; make something well known, publicize (also familiarise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • familiarize — [v] make or become acquainted with, knowledgeable about accustom, adapt, adjust, awaken to, become adept in, become aware of, break the ice*, bring into use, case*, check out, coach, come to know, condition, enlighten, gain friendship, get in,… …   New thesaurus

  • familiarize — [fə mil′yər īz΄, fəmil′ē ərīz΄] vt. familiarized, familiarizing 1. to make commonly known 2. to make (another or oneself) accustomed or fully acquainted with something familiarization n …   English World dictionary

  • familiarize — UK [fəˈmɪlɪəraɪz] / US [fəˈmɪljəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms familiarize : present tense I/you/we/they familiarize he/she/it familiarizes present participle familiarizing past tense familiarized past participle familiarized to make someone …   English dictionary

  • familiarize — v. (d; refl., tr.) to familiarize with (she had to familiarize herself with the facts of the case) * * * [fə mɪlɪəraɪz] (d;refl.,tr.) to familiarizewith (she had to familiarize herself with the facts of the case) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • familiarize — fa|mil|iar|ize [ fə mıljə,raız ] verb transitive to make someone learn or experience something so that they know about it: It s my job to familiarize new employees with office procedures. familiarize yourself with something: I need to familiarize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • familiarize — also ise BrE verb familiarize yourself with sth/familiarize sb with sth to learn about something so that you understand it, or to teach someone else about something so that they understand it: Employees must familiarize themselves with the health …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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