1. [syn: familiarize, familiarise, acquaint]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Familiarize \Fa*mil"iar*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Familiarized; p. pr. & vb. n. Familiarizing.] [Cf. F.
1. To make familiar or intimate; to habituate; to accustom;
to make well known by practice or converse; as, to
familiarize one's self with scenes of distress; we
familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings.
2. To make acquainted, or skilled, by practice or study; as,
to familiarize one's self with a business, a book, or a
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make familiar or conversant with; "you should acquaint
yourself with your new computer"; "We familiarized
ourselves with the new surroundings" [syn: familiarize,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
53 Moby Thesaurus words for "familiarize":
acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, acquaint, adapt,
adjust, advertise, advertise of, advise, apprise, break, break in,
brief, bring word, case harden, communicate, condition, confirm,
disclose, domesticate, domesticize, enlighten, establish, fix,
gentle, give notice, give the facts, give word, habituate, harden,
housebreak, inform, instruct, inure, leave word, let know,
mention to, naturalize, notify, orient, orientate, report, season,
send word, serve notice, speak, tame, tell, train, use, verse,