[ UK /fəmˈɪli‍əɹˌa‍ɪzɪŋ/ ]
  1. serving to make familiar
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How To Use familiarising In A Sentence

  • It was because of the possibility of literary devices losing their defamiliarizing capacity that the distinction between device and function was introduced.
  • In effect, Stephen Greenblatt's latest book Hamlet in Purgatory has taken on the challenge of defamiliarizing the most famous play in Western literature by placing it in its proper theological setting.
  • SF can and often does function as analysis through conceit, the future re-presenting the present, defamiliarising it in order to expose its faults, to allow "the defectiveness of the ruling paradigm to be seen whole". Narrative Grammars
  • The poems themselves act as fissures in the surface of consumerism, defamiliarizing cultural meanings.
  • Accompanied by Adam Ferguson, he visited on this occasion some of the finest districts of Stirlingshire and Perthshire; and not in the percursory manner of his more boyish expeditions, but taking up his residence for a week or ten days in succession at the family residences of several of his young allies of _the Mountain_, and from thence familiarizing himself at leisure with the country and the people round about. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10)
  • Whether it was in the service of merging art and everyday life, defamiliarizing the ordinary or creating evocative formal disjunctions, these artists managed to successfully integrate those objects into the work as a whole.
  • These initial defamiliarizing images set the tone for the sketch's central drama-the transformations that the youth's point of view undergoes.
  • We spent a few minutes familiarizing ourselves with the day's schedule.
  • We spent a few minutes familiarizing ourselves with the day's schedule.
  • Familiarizing ourselves with a set of assumptions attributable to him would be problematic indeed, as it would be for many other authors.
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