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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The five-day course, which was organized by the Ministry of Information, aimed at familiarizing the participants with the bases and strategies of communicating with media, besides familiarizing them with methods of influence and persuasion.
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The five-day course, which is being organized by the Ministry of Information, aims at familiarizing the participants with the bases and strategies of communicating with media, besides familiarizing them with methods of influence and persuasion.
The course aimed at familiarizing participants with the key concepts and terms in project management and evaluation, familiarizing them with modern techniques and skills and enabling participants to project planning and evaluation and calculation of their budgets effectively to ensure functioning efficiency and quality.
The meeting also touched on major strategies being pursued by PAIPED within the framework of attracting investors and familiarizing them with the quality of services, support and trade facilities that can be provided for foreign investor.
Kathleen Ridolfo, SQCC Executive Director added that SQCC in Washington organized recently a workshop for the American children, which aimed at familiarizing them with the Omani traditions and customs, as well as introducing them to the Omani traditional industries, such as the pottery, which includes Magmar (Frankincense bowl).