verse (someone or oneself) in (something)

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verse (someone or oneself) in (something)

To train, familiarize, or educate someone or oneself in or about some field or activity. Often used in the passive construction "be (well) versed in (something)." Our program is intended to verse older customers in the basics of the computer's operating system. As a project manager of over 15 years, I'm well versed in overseeing large teams and meeting deadlines. I versed myself in three different languages while I was in college.
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verse in

v.
To familiarize someone with something by study or experience. Used chiefly in the passive or with a reflexive: She is versed in physics. He has versed himself in the art of fencing. The music teacher will verse the students in keeping time to a beat.
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"If the allegations against him are proved, he will be shown little mercy by tennis officials, who are now well versed in dealing with rogue parents," it added.
For those of you less versed in Midwestern culture, the homecoming queen provides a flamboyant display of ritual femininity, after a full day of male hero-worship on the football field.
[10] Admirers touted his prowess as a poet and musician in one, maintaining that he was a "panepistemon" versed in universal science.