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familiarize

fa·mil·iar·ize

familiarize

pronunciation:
f mIl y raIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: familiarized, familiarizes, familiarizing
definition: to make (someone) familiar with or knowledgeable about something.
I familiarized him with my plans.
similar words:
acquaint, condition, orient
derivations: familiarization (n.), familiarizer (n.)
Word Parts
The word familiarize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).