familiarize with

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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The Committee stressed the need to familiarize with the developments of HM the King's reforms, the political action mechanism in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the constitutional institutions and their future developments, in addition to setting a timetable for conducting visits to the GCC Parliaments and the topics to be discussed with other parties and organizing scheduled reciprocal visits with the Gulf friendship committees.
Al Eryani praised the quick interaction of Germans with the Yemeni proposal for lifting the ban through sending the team to familiarize with safety measures at Sana'a International Airport.
The visit aims to assess conditions of the private sector's companies and establishments in various wilayats of the Sultanate, to emphasize support, and to familiarize with the challenges facing them, as well as the initiatives they offer particularly in relation to supporting SMEs and support for youth projects in the local community.
During the meeting, Tawfiq bin Abdul Hussein al-Lawati, Head of the Committee pointed out that the meeting comes in continuation of the Committee's program and an opportunity to familiarize with the challenges facing the teacher in performing his/her duty, as well as following up the status of schools and their problems.
On his turn, Honourable Job Ndugai, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Tanzania expressed his delight to visit the Sultanate and Majlis A'Shura to familiarize with the process of democracy in the Sultanate and benefit from its experience in relation of organizing elections.
Al-Balushi affirmed that the meeting that gathered the two sides is a good opportunity to familiarize with the role played by PAIPED in promoting for investments and developing Omani exports, in addition to highlighting the promising sectors and industrial estates in the Sultanate, such as free zones in Salalah, Sohar and A'Duqum.
Mohammed bin Suhail al Bar'ami, owner of Mohammed Al Bar'ami Office for Advocacy and Legal Consultancy, organizer of the course in cooperation with OCCI said that the objective of organizing the course is to familiarize with drafting contracts, trade arbitration, its procedures, importance, differentiating between trade arbitration and its importance among others.