Definition of familiarize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

familiarize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//fəˈmɪliəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈmɪliəraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they familiarize
BrE BrE//fəˈmɪliəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈmɪliəraɪz//
 
he / she / it familiarizes
BrE BrE//fəˈmɪliəraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈmɪliəraɪzɪz//
 
past simple familiarized
BrE BrE//fəˈmɪliəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈmɪliəraɪzd//
 
past participle familiarized
BrE BrE//fəˈmɪliəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈmɪliəraɪzd//
 
-ing form familiarizing
BrE BrE//fəˈmɪliəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈmɪliəraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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familiarize yourself/somebody (with something) to learn about something or teach somebody about something, so that you/they start to understand it synonym acquaint You'll need time to familiarize yourself with our procedures. The aim of the course was to familiarize students with the uses of the Internet. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘make well known’): from French familiariser, from familiaire, from Latin familiaris, from familia ‘household servants, family’, from famulus ‘servant’.
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