Definition of acclimate
- They had to acclimate themselves to an urban lifestyle.
- slowly becoming acclimated to a new environment
I acclimated myself to the hot weather.
You might need to acclimate your plants to bright sunlight gradually.
We took a few days to get acclimated to our new teacher.
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alter, convert, make over, modify, recast, reclaim, recycle, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refashion, refigure, refit, refocus, reinvent, rejigger, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, transform;
: to adjust or adapt to a new climate, place, or situation
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