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Definition of Familiarize

Familiarize

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

Familiarize Quotations

With horses, familiarity breeds comfort. If you haven't been around horses for a while (or ever), the best thing to do is to go to the racetrack, a horse show, a rodeo, or some other horsey activity, and watch the horses. Familiarize yourself with the way they move and behave themselves.
Jane Smiley

People, and especially theologians, should try to familiarize themselves with scientific ideas. Of course, science is technical in many respects, but there are some very good books that try to set out some of the conceptual structure of science.
John Polkinghorne

The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.
Toni Morrison

I am determined to hold on as long as possible, but if I should disappear, I should not have had the time to familiarize my successors with the necessary information.
Jean Moulin
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Familiarize Translations

familiarize in French is familiariser, familiarisent, familiarisez
familiarize in Spanish is familiarizarse
familiarize in Swedish is bekanta
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