accustom

[ uh-kuhs-tuh m ]
/ əˈkʌs təm /

verb (used with object)

to familiarize by custom or use; habituate: to accustom oneself to cold weather.

Origin of accustom

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Middle French word acoustumer. See ac-, custom

OTHER WORDS FROM accustom

pre·ac·cus·tom, verb (used with object)re·ac·cus·tom, verb (used with object)un·ac·cus·tom, verb (used with object)
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accustom
/ (əˈkʌstəm) /

verb

(tr usually foll by to) to make (oneself) familiar (with) or used (to), as by practice, habit, or experience

Word Origin for accustom

C15: from Old French acostumer, from costume custom
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