accustomed

[ uh-kuhs-tuhmd ]
/ əˈkʌs təmd /

adjective

customary; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner.
habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to): accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway.

Origin of accustomed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at accustom, -ed2

Related forms

ac·cus·tomed·ly, adverbac·cus·tomed·ness, nounhalf-ac·cus·tomed, adjectivewell-ac·cus·tomed, adjective

Definition for accustomed (2 of 2)

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

Related forms

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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British Dictionary definitions for accustomed (1 of 2)

accustomed

/ (əˈkʌstəmd) /

adjective

usual; customary
(postpositive foll by to) used or inured (to)
(postpositive foll by to) in the habit (of)accustomed to walking after meals

British Dictionary definitions for accustomed (2 of 2)

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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