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Meaning of ACCUSTOM

Pronunciation:  u'kustum

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music"

ACCUSTOM is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: habituate
 See Also: addict, alter, change, harden, hook, indurate, inure, teach



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac*cus"tom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accustomed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Accustoming}.] [OF. acostumer, acustumer, F.
    accoutumer; [`a] (L. ad) + OF. costume, F. coutume, custom.
    See {Custom}.]
    To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure;
    -- with to.
          I shall always fear that he who accustoms himself to
          fraud in little things, wants only opportunity to
          practice it in greater.                  --Adventurer.
    Syn: To habituate; inure; exercise; train.
  2. \Ac*cus"tom\, v. i.
    1. To be wont. [Obs.] --Carew.
    2. To cohabit. [Obs.]
             We with the best men accustom openly; you with the
             basest commit private adulteries.     --Milton.
  3. \Ac*cus"tom\, n.
    Custom. [Obs.] --Milton.