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tr.v. fa·mil·iar·ized, fa·mil·iar·iz·ing, fa·mil·iar·iz·es
1. To make known, recognized, or familiar.
2. To make acquainted with.

fa·mil′iar·i·za′tion (-yər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
fa·mil′iar·iz′er n.


(fəˈmɪljəˌraɪz) or


vb (tr)
1. to make (oneself or someone else) familiar, as with a particular subject
2. to make (something) generally known or accepted
faˌmiliariˈzation, faˌmiliariˈsation n
faˈmiliarˌizer, faˈmiliarˌiser n


(fəˈmɪl yəˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make (oneself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something; acquaint.
2. to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use.
fa•mil`iar•i•za′tion, n.
fa•mil′iar•iz`er, n.


Past participle: familiarized
Gerund: familiarizing

I familiarize
you familiarize
he/she/it familiarizes
we familiarize
you familiarize
they familiarize
I familiarized
you familiarized
he/she/it familiarized
we familiarized
you familiarized
they familiarized
Present Continuous
I am familiarizing
you are familiarizing
he/she/it is familiarizing
we are familiarizing
you are familiarizing
they are familiarizing
Present Perfect
I have familiarized
you have familiarized
he/she/it has familiarized
we have familiarized
you have familiarized
they have familiarized
Past Continuous
I was familiarizing
you were familiarizing
he/she/it was familiarizing
we were familiarizing
you were familiarizing
they were familiarizing
Past Perfect
I had familiarized
you had familiarized
he/she/it had familiarized
we had familiarized
you had familiarized
they had familiarized
I will familiarize
you will familiarize
he/she/it will familiarize
we will familiarize
you will familiarize
they will familiarize
Future Perfect
I will have familiarized
you will have familiarized
he/she/it will have familiarized
we will have familiarized
you will have familiarized
they will have familiarized
Future Continuous
I will be familiarizing
you will be familiarizing
he/she/it will be familiarizing
we will be familiarizing
you will be familiarizing
they will be familiarizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been familiarizing
you have been familiarizing
he/she/it has been familiarizing
we have been familiarizing
you have been familiarizing
they have been familiarizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been familiarizing
you will have been familiarizing
he/she/it will have been familiarizing
we will have been familiarizing
you will have been familiarizing
they will have been familiarizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been familiarizing
you had been familiarizing
he/she/it had been familiarizing
we had been familiarizing
you had been familiarizing
they had been familiarizing
I would familiarize
you would familiarize
he/she/it would familiarize
we would familiarize
you would familiarize
they would familiarize
Past Conditional
I would have familiarized
you would have familiarized
he/she/it would have familiarized
we would have familiarized
you would have familiarized
they would have familiarized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.familiarize - make familiar or conversant withfamiliarize - make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"
inform - impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights"
orient - familiarize (someone) with new surroundings or circumstances; "The dean of students tries to orient the freshmen"
verse - familiarize through thorough study or experience; "She versed herself in Roman archeology"
reacquaint - familiarize anew; "We reacquainted ourselves with this technique"
get into - familiarize oneself thoroughly with; "He really got into semantics"
acquaint, introduce, present - cause to come to know personally; "permit me to acquaint you with my son"; "introduce the new neighbors to the community"


verb accustom, instruct, habituate, make used to, school, season, train, prime, coach, get to know (about), inure, bring into common use, make conversant The goal of the experiment was to familiarize the people with the new laws.
gøre bekendt med


[fəˈmɪlɪəraɪz] VTfamiliarizar (with con) to familiarize o.s. withfamiliarizarse con


[fəˈmɪljəraɪz] familiarise (British) vtfamiliariser
to familiarize o.s. with sth → se familiariser avec qch
to familiarize sb with sth → familiariser qn avec qch


vt to familiarize somebody/oneself with somethingjdn/sich mit etw vertraut machen; once you’ve familiarized yourself with the jobwenn Sie sich eingearbeitet haben


[fəˈmɪlɪəˌraɪz] vt to familiarize o.s. withfamiliarizzarsi con
to familiarize sb with sth → far conoscere qc a qn


(fəˈmiljə) adjective
1. well-known. The house was familiar to him; She looks very familiar (to me).
2. (with with) knowing about. Are you familiar with the plays of Shakespeare?
3. too friendly. You are much too familiar with my wife!
faˈmiliarly adverb
faˌmiliˈarity (-liˈӕ-) plural faˌmiliˈarities noun
1. the state of being familiar. I was surprised by her familiarity with our way of life.
2. an act of (too) friendly behaviour. You must not allow such familiarities.
faˈmiliarize, faˈmiliarise verb
(with with) to make something well known to (someone). You must familiarize yourself with the rules.
faˌmiliariˈzation, faˌmiliariˈsation noun
References in classic literature ?
It took but a short time to familiarize Tom with all that was to be hoped or feared in his new way of life.
WHEN I told the king I was going out disguised as a petty freeman to scour the country and familiarize myself with the humbler life of the people, he was all afire with the novelty of the thing in a minute, and was bound to take a chance in the adven- ture himself -- nothing should stop him -- he would drop everything and go along -- it was the prettiest idea he had run across for many a day.
I shut him out on the landing to wait for the answer, and went into my chambers again, in such a nervous state that I was fain to lay the letter down on my breakfast table, and familiarize myself with the outside of it a little, before I could resolve to break the seal.
Familiarize the workman with it, and some day he may come to see what a capital thing it would be to pack off me, and you, with the peerage, and the whole tribe of unprofitable proprietors such as we are, to St.
The soldier ought to familiarize himself with all kinds of spectacles.
And now, to him who maintains that it is profitable for the human creature to be unjust, and unprofitable to be just, let us reply that, if he be right, it is profitable for this creature to feast the multitudinous monster and strengthen the lion and the lion-like qualities, but to starve and weaken the man, who is consequently liable to be dragged about at the mercy of either of the other two; and he is not to attempt to familiarize or harmonize them with one another-- he ought rather to suffer them to fight and bite and devour one another.
At present the little ape's innate aptitude for mimicry would be sufficient to familiarize him with Tarzan's ways and weapons, and so the ape-man swung off into the jungle, his new rope coiled over one shoulder, while little Gazan hopped about the clearing dragging the old one after him in childish glee.
And not only need we breathe and exercise the soul by assuming the penalties of abstinence, of debt, of solitude, of unpopularity,--but it behooves the wise man to look with a bold eye into those rarer dangers which sometimes invade men, and to familiarize himself with disgusting forms of disease, with sounds of execration, and the vision of violent death.
I mention this because it would be worth the observation of any prisoner, who shall hereafter fall into the same misfortune, and come to that dreadful place of Newgate, how time, necessity, and conversing with the wretches that are there familiarizes the place to them; how at last they become reconciled to that which at first was the greatest dread upon their spirits in the world, and are as impudently cheerful and merry in their misery as they were when out of it.
Imphal (Manipur), June 25 ( ANI ): Union Home Secretary designate Anil Goswami visited Manipur to assess of the law and order situation in the state and also to familiarize himself with the situation.
The Festival is held in a move to familiarize Kyrgyz people with Japan and its traditions, said the Kyrgyz-Japan Human Development Center, organizer of this event.
British Grandmaster and opening chess move expert John Emms presents Discovering Chess Openings: Building Opening Skills from Basic Principles, a solid guide written especially for intermediate to advanced chess players seeking to hone their skills and familiarize themselves with the basic principles underscoring the hundreds of different opening options.