verb ac·cus·tom \ə-ˈkəs-təm\

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

Full Definition of ACCUSTOM

transitive verb
:  to make familiar with something through use or experience
ac·cus·tom·ation \-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
ACCUSTOMATION Defined for Kids


verb ac·cus·tom \ə-ˈkə-stəm\

Definition of ACCUSTOM for Kids

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


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