familiarise etymology

English word familiarise comes from English familiar, English -ise

Detailed word origin of familiarise

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
familiar English (eng) (obsolete) A close friend.. (obsolete) A member of one's family or household.. An attendant spirit, often in animal form. Acquainted.. Inappropriately intimate or friendly.. Intimate or friendly.. Known to one.. Of or pertaining to a family; familial.
-ise English (eng) Used in certain words; see the usage notes. Suffix used in loanwords from French to form abstract nouns of quality or function.
familiarise English (eng)

Words with the same origin as familiarise

Descendants of -ise
annalise apologist authorise categorise characterise fertilise finalise industrialisation legalise magnetisation materialise moisturiser nationalisation pressurise privatisation publicise revitalise revolutionise socialise summarise terrorise vandalism vaporise visualise