Dictionary.com

accustom

[ uh-kuhs-tuhm ]
/ əˈkʌs təm /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: accustom / accustomed / accustoms on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use accustom in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for accustom

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK