Pronunciation: (fu-mil'yu-rīz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something.
2. to make (something) well-known; bring into common knowledge or use.
3. Archaic.to make familiar; establish (a person) in friendly intimacy.
Archaic.to associate in a familiar way. Also, esp. Brit.,fa•mil'iar•ise".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.