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

Definitions of familiarize word

  • verb with object familiarize to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something. 1
  • verb with object familiarize to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use. 1
  • verb with object familiarize Archaic. to make familiar; establish (a person) in friendly intimacy. 1
  • verb without object familiarize Archaic. to associate in a familiar way. 1
  • noun familiarize Give (someone) knowledge or understanding of something. 1
  • intransitive verb familiarize acquaint, cause to know 1

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Origin of familiarize

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 Familiarize


familiarize 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for familiarize

verb familiarize

  • naturalize — to confer upon (an alien) the rights and privileges of a citizen.
  • case — A particular case is a particular situation or incident, especially one that you are using as an individual example or instance of something.
  • accustom — If you accustom yourself or another person to something, you make yourself or them become used to it.
  • use — to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife.
  • coach — A coach is someone who trains a person or team of people in a particular sport.

Antonyms for familiarize

verb familiarize

  • disarrange — to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle.
  • disorder — lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
  • learn — to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience: to learn French; to learn to ski.
  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • 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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