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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.
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Adj.1.familiarizing - serving to make familiar
orientating, orienting - positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually; "noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"; "an orienting program for new employees"
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My former experiences upon Mars had familiarized me thoroughly with them and their methods, and I may say that of all the fearsome and terrible, weird and grotesque inhabitants of that strange world, it is the white apes that come nearest to familiarizing me with the sensation of fear.
We traveled everywhere--years and years-- picking up smatterings of strange tongues, familiarizing ourselves with strange sights and strange customs, accumulating an education of a wide and varied and curious sort.
therefore, proposed that he should enter the house of their correspondents in China; that he should remain there, familiarizing himself thoroughly on the spot with the tea trade and the silk trade for five years; and that he should return, at the expiration of this period, to the central establishment in London.
With only 59 days before the May 13 midterm polls, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) urged voters to start familiarizing themselves with the candidates and the ballot.
The forum aims at disseminating political awareness, supporting means of dialogue among individuals, familiarizing with the Omani woman's role in political positions, understanding roles of public councils in developing the Omani policy, as well as the Majlis A'Shura role in representing focal point between the country and the citizen, familiarizing with the importance of the Council of Oman and familiarizing with the Omani Shura, in addition to developing students' talents in political discussion and upgrading knowledge level among the participants.
The programme stresses the essential participation of governmental bodies, familiarizing them with the programme and discussion of difficulties facing its application to boost data security.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon reiterated on Sunday that Nowrouz celebrations play an important role in familiarizing different world nations with the Persian-language-speaking countries' cultures.