acclimate

[ ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit ]
/ ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪt /

verb (used with or without object), ac·cli·mat·ed, ac·cli·mat·ing.

to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?

Origin of acclimate

From the French word acclimater, dating back to 1785–95. See ac-, climate

OTHER WORDS FROM acclimate

ac·cli·mat·a·ble [uh-klahy-mi-tuh-buhl], /əˈklaɪ mɪ tə bəl/, adjectiveac·cli·ma·tion [ak-luh-mey-shuhn], /ˌæk ləˈmeɪ ʃən/, nounre·ac·cli·mate, verb, re·ac·cli·mat·ed, re·ac·cli·mat·ing.un·ac·cli·mat·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH acclimate

acclamation, acclimation .
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for acclimate