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Difference between Familiar to someone and Familiar with someone

familiar to someonewell-known to a person:

  • The story is presented in a manner familiar to all radio-listeners.

familiar with someone

1. acquainted with or knowing a person:

  • I confess that I am not familiar with this writer.

2. on friendly terms or intimate with smb.:

  • Do you address him as “Tom” or as “Mr. Green”? Don’t be too familiar with him.