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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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He pointed out that hosting this international scout forum for the exchange of cultures and familiarizing with civilizations affirms the position of the Omani scouting on the map of international hosts.
The exhibition's organizing agencies seek to promote awareness among the SMEs on the necessity of familiarizing with the value and importance of risks management.
On the other hand, Ghalia bint Ghulam al-Balushiyah, Assistant Director General of Development and Quality Assurance said that selecting Bahrain, represented by the Diwan of Civil Service, came after viewing various experiences including the Tunisian experience and as per directives of the ministry in familiarizing with new experiences that contribute in opening avenues of cooperation and exchanging expertise in the auditing field.
The fair aims at familiarizing the students with all disciplines available at SQU, besides the skills and future careers associated with each discipline.
The two sides discussed means of enhancing cooperation and exchanging visits and expertise, in addition to familiarizing with the Omani and Turkish experience in scientific endowment.
The two-day workshop aims at familiarizing the trainees with concepts of the modern leadership and their importance in leading the societies, as well as providing the trainees with the skills of modern leadership.
Abdul Mon'em bin Mansour al-Hassani, Minister of Information paid field visits to the wilayats of Al Mazyounnah and Dhalkut in the Governorate of Dhofar within the framework of the Information Ministry's endeavors to establish a number of media offices in a number of the governorates of the Sultanate and familiarizing with needs of the two wilayats in relation to media and awareness services.
Faris bin Nasser al-Farsi, Director General of Investment Promotion at PAIPED and Head of the Working Team organizing for the participation said that the conference and the associating exhibition considered a good platform for all institutions and establishments from the public and private sectors, as well as familiarizing with the existing developmental projects as the event will attract more than (1500) businessmen representing more than (100) country.
Al-Ma'awali reviewed aspects of the joint cooperation and the historic relations binding the Sultanate and Tanzania, as well as means of promoting them in all fields particularly in the parliamentary field through coordination and exchanging visits and expertise, in addition to familiarizing with the process of democracy in the two countries.
The visit aims at familiarizing the UNESCO ambassadors with the Sultanate, its historic, civilizational and humanitarian role through centuries, as well as viewing the historic, civilizational and cultural landmarks enjoyed by the Sultanate, economic, social and constructional achievements being witnessed by the Sultanate under the Blessed Renaissance, besides building bridges of communication between permanent representatives to the UNESCO and officials at the Sultanate.
The session addressed several important themes through familiarizing participants with various information sources that provide information and data for traded securities and how to read, analyze and measure the performance of companies in a way that an investor can get major public information to make the right investment in the market.