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accustom

Accustom is sometimes a misspelling of accustomed.

Definition of the noun accustom

What does accustom mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. [obsolete] Custom.

Definition of the verb accustom

What does accustom mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: accustomed | accustoming | accustoms

  1. make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    • examples: It took a long time to accustom myself to the noise. | Children are quick to accustom themselves to new surroundings. | You must quickly accustom yourself to your new school. | You will soon accustom yourself to the new life. | The teacher tried to accustom the children to school. | You have to accustom yourself to the crowded trains in Tokyo. | She couldn't accustom herself to New England winters. | She found it necessary to accustom her child to getting up early. | I should never have thought, dear boy of mine, that you were so dainty and fussy about your food. Bad, very bad! In this world, even as children, we must accustom ourselves to eat of everything, for we never know what life may hold in store for us!
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of accustom: habituate
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:
      • indurate / harden / inure = cause to accept or become hardened to
      • teach = accustom gradually to some action or attitude
      • addict / hook = to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent

Alternative definition of the verb accustom

verb

  1. [transitive] To make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
  2. [intransitive, obsolete] To be wont.
  3. [intransitive, obsolete] To cohabit.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ACCUSTOM. ACCUSE, against great men. Nothing, according to Machiavel, tends more to the preservation of a state, than frequent accusations of persons trusted with the administration of public affairs. This, accordingly, was strictly observed ...

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Quotes about accustom

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul. (Saint Teresa of Avila)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1S1T1O1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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