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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-mil-yuh-rahyz]
    • /fəˈmɪl yəˌraɪz/
    • /fəˈmɪlɪəraɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-mil-yuh-rahyz]
    • /fəˈmɪl yəˌraɪz/

Definitions of familiarise word

  • verb with object familiarise to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something. 1
  • verb with object familiarise to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use. 1
  • verb with object familiarise Archaic. to make familiar; establish (a person) in friendly intimacy. 1
  • verb without object familiarise Archaic. to associate in a familiar way. 1
  • noun familiarise Non-Oxford British standard spelling of familiarize. 1

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Origin of familiarise

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-10; familiar + -ize

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Parts of speech for Familiarise


familiarise popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

familiarise usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for familiarise

verb familiarise

  • acquaint — If you acquaint someone with something, you tell them about it so that they know it. If you acquaint yourself with something, you learn about it.
  • tell — to give an account or narrative of; narrate; relate (a story, tale, etc.): to tell the story of Lincoln's childhood.
  • explain — Make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas.
  • train — Railroads. a self-propelled, connected group of rolling stock.
  • drill — a large, baboonlike monkey, Mandrillus leucophaeus, of western Africa, similar to the related mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored: now endangered.

Antonyms for familiarise

verb familiarise

  • disarrange — to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle.
  • disorder — lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • learn — to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience: to learn French; to learn to ski.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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