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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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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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Plan sponsors and their advisers should familiarize themselves with the programs that fall under the EPCRS umbrella.
The program strives to familiarize students with job-related responsibilities through technology, mentoring and skills, such as time management, teamwork and motivation.
Brasell said this postponement was to give practitioners more time to familiarize themselves with the new standard.
Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, Councilwoman Shelley Sorsabal and Councilmen-elect Kevin Carney, Mike Dispenza and Rod Penner took part in a mock council meeting, intended to familiarize the newcomers with meeting procedures.
Gilmour said auditors should use the guidance to familiarize themselves with the alternative standards.
Muscat, Nov 4 (ONA) The Royal Opera House (ROH) Muscat will organize a free, open activity this "Wednesday" to familiarize the pubic with the ROH theatre.
The delay in the proposal's recognition provisions should allow employers to become accustomed to option-pricing models and financial statement users to familiarize themselves with the new information.
The workshop aims to familiarize employees with the State's Financial and Administrative Audit Law and the Public Fund Protection and Avoiding Conflict of Interests Law.
To familiarize himself with the jury selection site, Campbell plans to visit the auditorium today with prosecutors and defense attorneys.