verb (used with object), ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing.
verb (used without object), ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing.
Origin of habituate
Synonyms for habituate
Related Words for habituatediscipline, school, adjust, inure, confirm, season, devote, acclimate, acclimatize, harden, train, addict, tolerate, familiarize, condition, endure
Examples from the Web for habituate
Historical Examples of habituate
Again, at a reperusal, he informed her: "I must habituate myself."The Short Works of George Meredith
These occupations render them robust, and habituate them to fatigue.Austria
It is very shy in its nature, and cannot habituate itself to captivity.Reptiles and Birds
Neither did waiting seem to habituate her vision to the lack of light.Red Masquerade
Louis Joseph Vance
He wished, so he wrote, to habituate me to habits of good order and economy, and keep me from the commission of follies.The Widow Lerouge
1520s, from Latin habituatus, past participle of habituare "to bring into a condition or habit of the body," from habitus (see habit (n.)). Related: Habituated; habituating.