ac|cus|tom [ ə`kʌstəm ] verb FORMAL
accustom yourself to something
to gradually start to feel that something is normal or natural

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Accustom — Ac*cus tom, v. i. 1. To be wont. [Obs.] Carew. [1913 Webster] 2. To cohabit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We with the best men accustom openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accustom — index discipline (train), inure (accustom), naturalize (acclimate), reconcile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • accustom — ► VERB 1) (accustom to) make used to. 2) (be accustomed to) be used to. ORIGIN Old French acostumer, from costume custom …   English terms dictionary

  • Accustom — Ac*cus tom, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accustomed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accustoming}.] [OF. acostumer, acustumer, F. accoutumer; [ a] (L. ad) + OF. costume, F. coutume, custom. See {Custom}.] To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accustom — Ac*cus tom, n. Custom. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accustom — (v.) early 15c., from O.Fr. acostumer (12c., Mod.Fr. accoutumer), from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + costume (see COSTUME (Cf. costume) (n.)). Related: Accustomed; accustoming …   Etymology dictionary

  • accustom — *habituate, addict, inure Analogous words: *adapt, accommodate, adjust: *harden, season, acclimatize Antonyms: disaccustom Contrasted words: alienate, wean, *estrange …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accustom — [v] get used to acclimatize, acculturate, acquaint, adapt, familiarize, habituate, season; concepts 35,202 …   New thesaurus

  • accustom — [ə kus′təm] vt. [ME accustomen < OFr acostumer < a , to + costume: see CUSTOM] to make familiar by custom, habit, or use; habituate (to) …   English World dictionary

  • accustom — v. (d; refl., tr.) to accustom to (we had to accustom ourselves to the new working conditions; more usu. is: we had to get accustomed to the new working conditions) * * * [ə kʌstəm] (d;refl.,tr.) to accustom to (we had to accustom ourselves to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • accustom — UK [əˈkʌstəm] / US verb Word forms accustom : present tense I/you/we/they accustom he/she/it accustoms present participle accustoming past tense accustomed past participle accustomed formal accustom yourself to something …   English dictionary

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