Definition of accustom
: to make familiar with something through use or experience
accustomationplay \-ˌkəs-tə-ˈmā-shən\ noun
Examples of accustom in a Sentence
the task of accustoming new recruits to shipboard life
Recent Examples of accustom from the Web
They were accustomed to training exercises off San Diego and spent time in port in Hawaii.
The American people of the 1970s were accustomed to Rollers that weren’t Rollers.
KELLY CLANCY’S TOUCH was gentle, much lighter than the firm intensity I was accustomed to from previous body work.
This might frighten away some of the transplants accustomed to the manicured chaininess of Scottsdale, but no true barbecue lover worries about such things.
By her sophomore year at Connecticut, Sue Bird was accustomed to guiding recruits around campus.
Before the 2013 release of that console, Microsoft pitched the Xbox One primarily as an entertainment hub, turning off a portion of the dedicated audience accustomed to shelling out hundreds of dollars for a gaming machine.
Accustomed to drama, the release stated, the Eisenhower speech team proved the perfect fit for the drill.
GALLOWAY, N.J. - Paula Creamer is accustomed to success on the LPGA Tour, which is why the last year or so has been so disappointing for her.
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Origin and Etymology of accustom
Middle English, from Anglo-French acostomer, from a- (from Latin ad-) + custume custom
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
ACCUSTOM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of accustom for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to become adjusted to or familiar with something
ACCUSTOM Defined for Kids
Definition of accustom for Students
: to cause (someone) to get used to something I accustomed my dog to a leash.
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