Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) make familiar or conversant with
    We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings

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Synonyms of Familiarize

acquaint, familiarise

Alternate forms of Familiarize

Derivations: familiarization

Hyponyms: get into, orient, reacquaint, verse

Hypernyms: inform

Origin of the word Familiarize

  1. 1630s, "to make well known," from familiar + -ize. Related: Familiarized; familiarizing. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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