from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make known, recognized, or familiar.
  • transitive verb To make acquainted with.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make familiar or intimate; render conversant by customary use, experience, or intercourse; acquaint closely: as, to familiarize one's self with scenes of distress.
  • To accustom familiarly, as to the sight, knowledge, or practice of something; habituate; inure.
  • . To make familiar in manner; cause to act or be exercised familiarly or affably.
  • To make familiar in regard or experience; make well known; cause to be intimately considered or customary.
  • Also spelled familiarise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom; to make well known by practice or converse.
  • transitive verb To make acquainted, or skilled, by practice or study.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb American To make, or become familiar with something or someone

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

  • verb make familiar or conversant with


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