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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of familiarize.


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  • As it's been a while, I don't feel so connected to the place as I used to -- and just as with any first time in a new environment, or in a strange one as if away on vacation, I experienced a sort of phenomena I think used as a coping mechanism: in order to feel more "at home," my mind familiarizes complete strangers.

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  • Second, it familiarizes grad students with cloud computing, Yahoo-style.

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  • Training for adversity also familiarizes you with hard conditions, so that when you get to a competition with such demands, you'll be confident enough to say, "No big deal, I've trained in these conditions before."

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  • Associated Press A high school student in Casper, Wyo., familiarizes herself with the iPad.

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  • "I don't know when, I can't give you tomorrow or two days, but once he familiarizes himself with it I think he'll pass."

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  • The technique familiarizes you with the sensations of relaxation and measures your particular physical correlates, giving you a numerical picture of how your body operates in a relaxed state.


  • To immerse oneself in The Enigma of Arrival, say, is to experience the deep, slow calm that comes over its narrator as he paces the ancient chalky downland of Salisbury Plain, takes the measure of the seasons and the wildlife, familiarizes himself with the habits of the local rustics, and makes leisured comparisons between the agricultural rhythms of England and those of his Caribbean homeland.

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  • Another advantage, notes Chandler: Time overseas familiarizes you with international legislation and standards.

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  • Without giving too much away, I concur with the blurb on the cover that familiarizes some of the ideas from this book with those from the movie The Truman Show.

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  • 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.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro


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