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- to familiarize by custom or use; habituate: to accustom oneself to cold weather.
Origin of accustom
Related formspre·ac·cus·tom, verb (used with object)re·ac·cus·tom, verb (used with object)un·ac·cus·tom, verb (used with object)
First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English
word from Middle French
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British Dictionary definitions for re-accustom
- (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 re-accustom
also reaccustom, 1610s, from re- + accustom. Related: Reaccustomed; reaccustoming.
early 15c., from Old French acostumer (12c., Modern French accoutumer), from à "to" (see ad-) + costume (see costume (n.)). Related: Accustomed; accustoming.
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