accustom

[ uh-kuhs-tuh m ]
/ əˈkʌs təm /

verb (used with object)

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

Nearby words

  1. accusatory,
  2. accuse,
  3. accused,
  4. accuser,
  5. accusing,
  6. accustomed,
  7. accustomed to,
  8. accutane,
  9. accutron,
  10. acda

Origin of accustom

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

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)

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British Dictionary definitions for re-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

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Word Origin and History for re-accustom
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