- to acclimate.
Also especially British, ac·cli·ma·tise.
Origin of acclimatize
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Harry will be given ten days to acclimatise to his surroundings, after which he will start co-piloting the helicopters.Party's Over, Harry!
September 7, 2012
For this reason I have not attempted to acclimatise the word "pollution" in this country.The Sexual Life of the Child
M. Py told me he had tried to acclimatise the quail—in vain.South America To-day
It is occasionally possible to acclimatise a foreign custom.No Thoroughfare
Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
I am aware that the attempt to acclimatise either animals or plants has been called a vain chimra.
His father had made a great fortune in the Siberian mines and was the first to acclimatise French vines in the Crimea.Memoirs of the Duchesse De Dino
Duchesse De Dino
acclimatise acclimate (əˈklaɪmeɪt, ˈæklɪˌmeɪt)
- to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment
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Word Origin and History for acclimatise
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