- to familiarize by custom or use; habituate: to accustom oneself to cold weather.
Origin of accustom
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Examples from the Web for accustom
At its foot he stopped and tried to accustom his eyes to the darkness.Keziah Coffin
Joseph C. Lincoln
Accustom people to be nose-led and spoon-fed, and democracy is a mere pretence.Another Sheaf
He looked up to accustom his eyes to the light and saw a dozen guns covering him.The Coyote
Get something to do yourself, and accustom your children to work.A Hungarian Nabob
Accustom your children to find beauty in goodness, and goodness in beauty.
- (tr usually foll by to) to make (oneself) familiar (with) or used (to), as by practice, habit, or experience
C15: from Old French acostumer, from costume custom
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Word Origin and History for accustom
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