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verb [transitive] familiarize pronunciation in British English /fəˈmɪliəraɪz/
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present tense
present participlefamiliarizing
past tensefamiliarized
past participlefamiliarized
  1. to make someone learn or experience something so that they know about it
    familiarize someone/yourself with something: It’s my job to familiarize new employees with office procedures.
    I need to familiarize myself with the subject first.

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 familiarize pronunciation in British English /fəˌmɪliəraɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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