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accustom

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verb ac·cus·tom \ə-ˈkəs-təm\

Simple Definition of accustom

  • : to cause (someone) to become adjusted to or familiar with something

Full Definition of accustom

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make familiar with something through use or experience

ac·cus·tom·ationplay \-ˌkəs-tə-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Examples of accustom

  1. <the task of accustoming new recruits to shipboard life>



Origin of accustom

Middle English, from Anglo-French acostomer, from a- (from Latin ad-) + custume custom


First Known Use: 15th century



ACCUSTOM Defined for Kids

accustom

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verb ac·cus·tom \ə-ˈkə-stəm\

Definition of accustom

ac·cus·tomedac·cus·tom·ing

  1. :  to cause (someone) to get used to something <I accustomed my dog to a leash.>





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