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  • v. Present participle of familiarise.

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

  • adj. serving to make familiar


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  • As I spend more and more time familiarising myself with the writing world, by reading the SFWA community for example, I'm puzzled to find out that writing advice is often so useless, because it is very personal.

    it puzzles me

  • MBC eventually replaced their staff newsletter with a blog, forcing people to use the blog and familiarising them with the blogging format

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  • He was familiarising himself with a sensitive area of Lahore on the day he shot dead two Pakistanis.

    US gives fresh details of CIA agent who killed two men in Pakistan shootout

  • I like the idea of kids familiarising themselves with situations, especially potentially confusing or upsetting ones, through play.

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  • Children are to be found in it as well, waiting till their fathers and mothers are ready to go home, sipping from the glasses of their elders, listening to the coarse language and degrading conversation, catching the contagion of it, familiarising themselves with licentiousness and debauchery.


  • Could business-to-business users who start by familiarising or orienting themselves before beginning more in-depth research be analogous to the 'meaning making modes' for museum visitors - browsers and followers, searchers or researchers - identified by consultants Morris, Hargreaves, McIntyre?

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • For many years the BBC has been engaging in a two pronged campaign, on one front familiarising the British public with The Islamic World, and on the other steadily demonising Israel.

    Archive 2009-07-29

  • We would like to remind the public when visiting the coast to always be prepared and plan your walk by familiarising yourself with the tides, wear appropriate clothing and always ensure that someone knows what your itinerary is.

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  • This means familiarising yourself as best as you can with the subject at hand.

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  • It is many years since such flights took place and it is logical that the Russians, if they are looking to restore their full capabilities, should have resurrected these flights to start a process of familiarising their young pilots, who will never have hitherto experienced such long operations operations, with the rigours of 13-hour sorties.

    Archive 2007-08-05


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