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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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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This time, my visit was based on an invitation by the EU delegation in Manila, which gathered a group of journalists and columnists to meet relevant contacts in Brussels in order to further familiarize us with the inner workings and, more crucially, the latest developments in Philippine-EU relations under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
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