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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Be prepared: take time out to familiarize ourselves with building evacuation plans/routes.
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"They'll know us inside out whereas we'll have to familiarize ourselves with the way they're likely to play," said Otero.
All of us should utilize World Voice Day as an opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the latest advances in laryngology, voice science, and singing pedagogy, and a chance to help educate our students, colleagues, patients, and communities through lectures, free voice screenings, and other community outreach projects.
I would love to get us all together to familiarize ourselves with each other.
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Louis, is in the midst of a two-year program to familiarize ourselves with Catholic social teaching.
Nobody likes to wade through inch-thick instruction manuals with the result that we familiarize ourselves with the basic operations while everything else remains disregarded.
We can't do much to reduce the volatility of the industry, but perhaps recognizing the need to enhance our focus on strategic uncertainty and familiarize ourselves with tools to manage this uncertainty can help in dividing and conquering the strategy paradox.