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 forum aims at disseminating political awareness, supporting means of dialogue among individuals, familiarizing with the Omani woman's role in political positions, understanding roles of public councils in developing the Omani policy, as well as the Majlis A'Shura role in representing focal point between the country and the citizen, familiarizing with the importance of the Council of Oman and familiarizing with the Omani Shura, in addition to developing students' talents in political discussion and upgrading knowledge level among the participants.
The delegation visited the fisheries research centres of the ministry, besides familiarizing with work progress and research outcomes.
The delegation was briefed on the Council of Oman "Majlis Oman," in addition to familiarizing with the Council's role in relation to legislative and oversight aspects in implementation of development plans, besides its contribution in consolidating authentic values of the Omani community, preserving its achievements and affirming the principles stipulated in the Basic Law of the State.
The visit comes to stress the importance of the academic and scientific relations binding the SQU with the British universities and educational and research institutions.The visit also aims at familiarizing with the financial, administrative and technical systems in the SQU, particularly theoretical and practical training field.
Muscat, Nov 5 (ONA) The 18th International Scout Forum for the Exchange of Cultures and Familiarizing with Civilizations themed "Our Heritage: Bridges of Understanding and Building for the Future," was opened at the theatre of the Ministry of Education in Muscat today under the patronage of Ali bin Khalfan al-Jabri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information.
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.
Through participating in this four-day event, PEIE seeks to achieve objectives of the national campaign promoting for the Omani products (Omani) through familiarizing with the Omani products abroad, as well as finding new outlets and consumers for such products at the regional and international levels.
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.
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.
IIEP Director also visited the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque during which he familiarized himself with the mosque's various utilities and its role in disseminating the Islamic culture, besides familiarizing with the mosque's various architectural aspects.
The workshop aims at opening channels for communication between the businessmen and the governmental officials, as well as supporting the businessmen by training and qualifying them in the field of commerce and industry according to the latest methods, in addition to exchanging the expertise locally and externally through the external visits of the members of the programme and familiarizing the participants with the real goals of the process of enhancing the employees' performance, besides familiarizing with the Japanese experience in the management, development and quality applications in raising the productivity in the factories.