ac·​cus·​tomed | \ ə-ˈkə-stəmd How to pronounce accustomed (audio) \

Definition of accustomed

1 : often used or practiced : customary her accustomed cheerfulness
2 : adapted to existing conditions eyes accustomed to the dark
3 : being in the habit or custom a team accustomed to winning

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accustomedness \ ə-​ˈkə-​stəm(d)-​nəs How to pronounce accustomed (audio) \ noun

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usual, customary, habitual, wonted, accustomed mean familiar through frequent or regular repetition. usual stresses the absence of strangeness or unexpectedness. my usual order for lunch customary applies to what accords with the practices, conventions, or usages of an individual or community. the customary waiting period before the application is approved habitual suggests a practice settled or established by much repetition. a habitual morning routine wonted stresses habituation but usually applies to what is favored, sought, or purposefully cultivated. his wonted determination accustomed is less emphatic than wonted or habitual in suggesting fixed habit or invariable custom. accepted the compliment with her accustomed modesty

Examples of accustomed in a Sentence

She arrived early enough to get her accustomed seat in the front row. Josh felt uncomfortably full, as he was not accustomed to eating so much.
Recent Examples on the Web While workers of all ages have become accustomed to dialing in and skipping the wearying commute, younger ones have grown especially attached to the new way of doing business. Star Tribune, 26 July 2021 Everyone arriving here in recent weeks — thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, media — has become accustomed to spitting into plastic tubes for COVID saliva tests. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2021 Means said a bear that has become accustomed to relating food to people can become a public safety threat. Brandon Smith, Arkansas Online, 19 July 2021 After a year and a half of online shopping and grocery deliveries, some people may have become accustomed to a seamless, faceless form of customer service., 10 July 2021 People usually get accustomed to traditional and old habits, but as a business, the mission is to always find new ways to be ahead of the game. Adam Rudman, Forbes, 25 June 2021 On a normal team, Bohanna would likely sit for most of his rookie year to give him time to develop and get accustomed to the NFL. John Owning, Dallas News, 23 June 2021 Our ears will have to get accustomed to the loudness of a live DJ. Andrew Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 June 2021 Briefly: Forst, like all baseball execs and agents, is trying to get accustomed to virtual winter meetings. Susan Slusser,, 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of accustomed

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accustomed

Middle English acustumed "customary, used (to)," from past participle of acustomen "to accustom"

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The first known use of accustomed was in the 15th century

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“Accustomed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of accustomed

: familiar with something so that it seems normal or usual
formal : usual or regular


ac·​cus·​tomed | \ ə-ˈkə-stəmd How to pronounce accustomed (audio) \

Kids Definition of accustomed

1 : customary sense 2, usual their accustomed lunch hour
2 : familiar with After years of sailing, he was accustomed to rough waves.

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