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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Matsuura demonstrated his country's willingness to host the Ministry's officials in academic symposia and familiarize them with the universities' experiences in Japan.
It also aims to familiarize them with the objectives, terms of reference and authority of the Institution and working methodology and its relationship to those subject to its supervision and the obligations of all parties in accordance with the two laws mentioned above.
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The march aims at rising the awareness of the society towards the importance of the regular physical activity to avoid health problems, correct some of the health behaviors in the members of the society, familiarize them with the means of protection against diseases and providing them with the health data on the services rendered to them.
It also focused on raising the health awareness in all wilayats of the Sultanate to familiarize them with this disease, availing the treatment and vaccine and highlighting the role of the society to cooperate for the success of this campaign.