familiarize familiarize  /fə ˈmɪl jə ˌraɪz/


  • (v) make familiar or conversant with



  1. Their work inspired her to learn to solder and familiarize herself with machine parts.
  2. The pros, he said, were that Marines could familiarize themselves with the battlefield thanks to the extra days they serve on it.
  3. It fostered new friendships, honed their study skills and brought in working professionals to familiarize them with the forensics field.


  1. For Beginners

    Familiarize yourself with “y’all.” Ever since I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, I am constantly reminded that I am from Texas when I say “y’all,” which is the Southernized contraction for “you” and “all,” if you didn’t already know. You can't help but say it with a twang. When I was an instructor at a local art university (if you keep up with my columns, you know how much I LOVED that job ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Hyphen Magazine

  2. Unmanned Concepts Offers One Day Seminars on UAVs to New Industry Users

    MCLEAN, Va., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Unmanned Concepts (UC), a northern Virginia based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) consulting firm, is now offering one day seminars to familiarize potential U.S. users with UAV operations, products, and manufacturers.  UC will offer...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. Residence halls shouldn’t be required

    Campus emergency alert: freshmen are invading. In packs they run, guided by orientation counselors and followed by their nervous parents as they familiarize themselves with their soon-to-be home. In the fall, the class of 2017 will return parentless.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Daily Evergreen


  1. "I've taken the time to familiarize myself with the impressive field of Democratic candidates and am convinced that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate to lead us from her first day in the White House," Spielberg said Wednesday in a...
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Steven Spielberg Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "NAFTA is a tremendous benefit to Americans and perhaps the nominees have not had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the benefit to Americans and the American economy of NAFTA because there's a tendency to say it favors Mexico or it...
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Jim Flaherty Source: Reuters

  3. "Coming to Jaipur was a great idea, we're lucky to have come here and familiarize ourselves with Indian conditions so quickly," said Haddin. "It'll put us at par with India where acclimatization is concerned."
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Brad Haddin Source: Canoe.ca

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