familiarize (someone or oneself) with (something)

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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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She discloses plan if confirmed by the Senate, to tour the counties, noting that the key purpose for the tour is to familiarize herself with the work of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in the various counties in order to highlight the successes, tease out the challenges and listen to suggestions from women at the community level on how to improve and strengthen service delivery where necessary.
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In an ideal world, Luebeck says, the GC would have plenty of time in the early days to familiarize herself with the company and its governance before jumping into the legal work.
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Martin, 59, said Wednesday that she has been meeting with district administrators, school principals and school board members this week to familiarize herself with the district of about 11,000 students.
But she decided a smaller school would give her a better chance to familiarize herself with American culture and language.
She said that she intended to make a working visit to Kyrgyzstan in order to familiarize herself with the situation, coordination and studying of the successful experience of other donors in this sector (for example, EBRD and IFC), as well as to hold meetings with representatives of the economic bloc of the government and with potential investors in projects.