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accustomed

[uh-kuhs-tuh md] /əˈkʌs təmd/
adjective
1.
customary; usual; habitual:
in their accustomed manner.
2.
habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to):
accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway.
Origin of accustomed
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at accustom, -ed2
Related forms
accustomedly, adverb
accustomedness, noun
half-accustomed, adjective
well-accustomed, adjective
Synonyms
1. characteristic, normal, regular. 2. used (to).
Antonyms
1. unusual. 2. unused (to).

accustom

[uh-kuhs-tuh m] /əˈkʌs təm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to familiarize by custom or use; habituate:
to accustom oneself to cold weather.
Origin
First recorded in 1425-75; late Middle English word from Middle French word acoustumer. See ac-, custom
Related forms
preaccustom, verb (used with object)
reaccustom, verb (used with object)
unaccustom, verb (used with object)
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  • The mass was an ornate one, though not more so than they were accustomed to at Beaulieu.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Malbone knew the whole company, and greeted them with his accustomed ease.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • "But Harry and Philip are here all the time," said Kate, the accustomed soother.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • His horse, accustomed to a more open country, was continually at fault.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • The afternoon was not spent as George had been accustomed to spend it.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
British Dictionary definitions for accustomed

accustomed

/əˈkʌstəmd/
adjective
1.
usual; customary
2.
(postpositive) foll by to. used or inured (to)
3.
(postpositive) foll by to. in the habit (of): accustomed to walking after meals

accustom

/əˈkʌstəm/
verb
1.
(transitive) usually foll by to. to make (oneself) familiar (with) or used (to), as by practice, habit, or experience
Word Origin
C15: from Old French acostumer, from costumecustom
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Word Origin and History for accustomed
adj.

late 15c., "made customary, habitual," past participle adjective from accustom (v.).

accustom

v.

early 15c., from Old French acostumer (12c., Modern French accoutumer), from à "to" (see ad-) + costume (see costume (n.)). Related: Accustomed; accustoming.

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