verb (used with object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
verb (used without object), wont, wont or wont·ed, wont·ing.
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Related Words for wontingnaturalize, enlighten, case, accustom, use, coach, inure, mix, season, school, inform, instruct, train, adjust, adapt, habituate, prime, post, popularize, condition
Word Origin for wont
"accustomed," Old English wunod, past participle of wunian "to dwell, be accustomed," from Proto-Germanic *wun- "to be content, to rejoice" (cf. Old Saxon wunon, Old Frisian wonia "to dwell, remain, be used to," Old High German wonen, German wohnen "to dwell;" related to Old English winnan, gewinnan "to win" (see win) and to wean. The noun meaning "habitual usage, custom" is attested from c.1300.