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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Most recently, she worked as Northeast Territory Manager for Sojos, familiarizing herself with raw pet food.
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Sotnikova said she had opted against familiarizing herself with the Olympic venue in Sochi by skating there in a test event in October due to a schedule clash with the Nebelhorn Trophy, but hoped to reach the Grand Prix final at the same venue in December.
As Turner-Lee just joined NAMIC last March, she said she's still studying and familiarizing herself with the role of foreign ethnic media in the U.S.
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Her dad's family is from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and two years ago she spent time there meeting family for the first time, familiarizing herself with the terrain, and immersing herself in the culture.
But as a lifelong Northerner who has spent close to two decades working in business and economic development, Mule recognizes the importance of familiarizing herself with the issues facing the North before diving in.
In familiarizing herself with the job, she worked out her own unique ''techniques.'' After being scolded by a passenger when her trolley hit the passenger's foot, she started walking backward with the trolley behind her.
Maybe Hanan Turk should spend the same time familiarizing herself with the life off Wafa Idris' innocent victim, or even spend some of her time in the company of his grandchildren.
"Since I do not currently work in corrections, all of the information was new to me." Familiarizing herself with the suggested study material broadened Ly's knowledge, adding confidence to her understanding of the field.