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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of familiarise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having achieved a comfortable relation with your environment


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  • When my son started school, one of the first things all the new students were familiarised with were the five principles or ‘keys’ which the school functions by.

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  • When Helen posted the headline ‘Cis man murders woman’ recently it * was* surprising, because it de-familiarised the usual power imbalances that journalists just unthinkingly reify.

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  • Of course, the poem could simply be a depiction of a wild, moonlit night, and all the horrors could be natural phenomena, de-familiarised.

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  • They familiarised the monkeys with two-syllable terms, and recorded their reaction to words ...

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  • He also said the league should have investigated the matter, and familiarised itself with the broadcasting environment, before making such unfounded allegations.

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  • "South Africa has familiarised itself with the enforcement capacity and compliance with Cites regulations in both China and Japan," said the environmental affairs and tourism department's biodiversity and conservation deputy director-general, Fundisile Mketeni.

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  • Asked how the resignations could affect operations, Tlali said that while they would not have a devastating effect as the unit worked as a team, it could lead to delays as new investigators familiarised themselves with cases.

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  • The controls might need some time to get used to but once it is familiarised this game is addicting.

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  • Most of the pics I took for the first six months were outdoors while I re/familiarised myself with digital photography, and just fooled around to see whether I remembered much from when I was younger and semi-serious about the craft and art which we all love.

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  • Wa ga Tau said Msimang would only speak to the media once he had familiarised himself with the ongoings of his department.

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