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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Until you get the feel!' national coach Yeng Guiao barked, as his players continued working in familiarizing themselves with the system.
By familiarizing themselves with the aforementioned strategies, teachers will be able to clearly define learning objectives and appreciate the value of these strategies in enhancing students learning.
Within fifty minutes, students are expected effectively to engage in a wide array of tasks: making out the lyrics, familiarizing themselves with the instrumentation, learning new vocabulary, processing and speaking about the cultural impact of the song and, finally, comparing it to their own country's music.
Nokia's dedicated customer care representatives are a simple call away to assist users in familiarizing themselves with Nokia Real Estate Solution applications and improving their general mobile productivity.
In other words, both liberals and conservatives expect the clergy to take the lead in all matters, which prevents their familiarizing themselves with the Council documents and becoming a force to bring about the reforms those documents directed.
Bell obviously enjoyed his research and he has gathered a broad range of recommendations regarding sexual intimacy, childbearing and -rearing, and marital harmony that will prove beneficial both to readers interested in familiarizing themselves with the beliefs of the period as well as to scholars seeking to discover the range of hidden gems available on a given topic.
According to Peg Kratofil, staff development coordinator at Shepherd's Boardman site, "Familiarizing themselves with the residents' behaviors in terms of the lift-and-transfer process posed a bigger challenge to staff than learning to operate the equipment."