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familiarize (someone or oneself) with (something)

To become, or cause someone else to become, more knowledgeable about something. I tried familiarizing myself with the text, but I'm still totally confused. You need to familiarize the drummer with this song before our gig.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

familiarize someone with something

to help someone get to know or understand someone or something. I hope you will take the time to familiarize yourself with the instructions before you set out to operate this device. Let me take a moment to familiarize myself with the facts of the case.
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Responses to familiar and unfamiliar odors for each familiarization group were compared with the Wilcoxon signed rank tests.
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Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, recently gave a number of prominent Muscat-based travel agents, tour operators and select media representatives the opportunity to explore the Turkish city of Istanbul with a familiarization trip jointly hosted by the airline and OUA (Oman United Agency) Holidays.
In the 3rd phase, selected teachers and students are taken on a familiarization visit to various PAF educational institutions for creating better understanding and harmony.
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Summary: Al Bustan Centre and Residence - a deluxe property which offers world-class services and facilities in the city, is conducting familiarization trips for CIS Travel agents and Tour operators.
Also during this week, military personnel qualify on their assigned weapons and certain civilians fire for familiarization.
Among the actions already taken include advertising in a number of targeted publications, and "familiarization" tours for travel writers and travel tourism industry representatives from outside the area.
The 8-month program consists of 10 phases: familiarization, formation, all-weather intercepts, section radar attack, basic lighter maneuvering, fighter weapons, low-altitude tactical training, strike, strike-lighten and carrier qualification.
This course will provide the international officer with a familiarization of the HDO process and encourage them to share this information with their countrymen.
Some techniques that may smooth the transition include clearly defining roles and relationships, implementing a familiarization program, planning periodic meetings between managers of civilian and sworn officers, and integrating sworn officers with civilians.(6)