[ uh-kuhs-tuh m ]
/ əˈkʌs təm /
verb (used with object)
to familiarize by custom or use; habituate: to accustom oneself to cold weather.
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Origin of accustom
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/ (əˈkʌstəm) /
(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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