Definition of "familiarize" []

  • To make known, recognized, or familiar. (verb-transitive)
  • To make acquainted with. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (oneself or someone else) familiar, as with a particular subject (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make (something) generally known or accepted (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "familiarize" in a sentence
  • "The process familiarizes a text to a medieval scholar, in a way like that by which human beings may be said to 'familiarize' their food."
  • "The receptionist approached me (who I quickly recognized as the kindly-voiced super-sleuth that tracked me down yesterday) and she handed me a yellow piece of paper which I was to "familiarize" myself with."
  • "NEWHART: You know, it really might facilitate things if I just, you know, sort of, read ahead a bit to kind of familiarize myself."