accustom

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verb ac·cus·tom \ə-ˈkəs-təm\

Definition of accustom

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

accustomation

play \-ˌkəs-tə-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Examples of accustom in a sentence

  1. the task of accustoming new recruits to shipboard life

Origin and Etymology of accustom

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


First Known Use: 15th century



ACCUSTOM Defined for English Language Learners

accustom

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verb ac·cus·tom \ə-ˈkəs-təm\

Definition of accustom for English Language Learners

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


ACCUSTOM Defined for Kids

accustom

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verb ac·cus·tom \ə-ˈkə-stəm\

Definition of accustom for Students

accustomed

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accustoming

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



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