F f


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

Definitions of familiarization word

  • verb with object familiarization to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something. 1
  • verb with object familiarization to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use. 1
  • verb with object familiarization Archaic. to make familiar; establish (a person) in friendly intimacy. 1
  • verb without object familiarization Archaic. to associate in a familiar way. 1

Information block about the term

Origin of familiarization

First appearance:

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

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Familiarization


familiarization 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 53% 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.

familiarization usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Synonyms for familiarization

noun familiarization

  • correspondence — Correspondence is the act of writing letters to someone.
  • compliance — a disposition to yield to or comply with others
  • agreement — An agreement is a formal decision about future action which is made by two or more countries, groups, or people.
  • acclimatization — The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured.
  • naturalization — to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen.

Antonyms for familiarization

noun familiarization

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?