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Make familiar or conversant with.  Synonyms: acquaint, familiarize.  "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"

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"Familiarise" Quotes from Famous Books

... loose, it was ill lying awake in the dark remembering loved beings surrounded by the worst of all the world has ever known. Robin was afraid to look at the newspapers which her very duties themselves obliged her to familiarise herself with, and she could not close her ears. With battleship raids on harmless coast towns, planned merely to the end of the wanton killing of such unconsidered trifles of humanity as little children and women and men at their every-day work, the circle ...
— Robin • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... a kind of felicity with which I should find it hard to familiarise myself, for we do not often come across it. But, then, according to ...
— Diderot and the Encyclopaedists - Volume II. • John Morley

... he knows there is no risk—at least none to him. The proverb that "Familiarity breeds contempt" applies as truly to danger as to anything else; and well is it for the world that the majority of human beings are prone to familiarise themselves with danger in spite of those well-meaning but weak ones who have been born with a tendency to say perpetually, "Take care," "Don't run such risk", etcetera. "Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;" and man has echoed the ...
— Erling the Bold • R.M. Ballantyne

Words linked to "Familiarise" :   inform, verse, orient, introduce, familiarisation, get into, familiarize, reacquaint, acquaint, present

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