[ US /əˈkəstəm/ ]
[ UK /ɐkˈʌstəm/ ]
  1. make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    She became habituated to the background music
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How To Use accustom In A Sentence

  • Matters went on pretty well with us until my master was seized with a severe fit of illness, in consequence of which his literary scheme was completely defeated, and his condition in life materially injured; of course, the glad tones of encouragement which I had been accustomed to hear were changed into expressions of condolence, and sometimes assurances of unabated friendship; but then it must be remembered that I, the handsomest blue coat, was _still in good condition_, and it will perhaps appear, that if I were not my master's The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 262, July 7, 1827
  • Galbanum is also a apparent, though more coumarin-like than the sharp green I am accustomed to find in this interesting resinoid. Villoresi's Vetiver
  • Both bird and beast are accustomed to noises in the air. Times, Sunday Times
  • When she had said this she looked at Vinicius with astonishment and regret, for he had disaccustomed her to similar outbursts; and he set his teeth, so as not to tell her that he would have given command to beat such a brother with sticks, or would have sent him as a compeditus Quo Vadis: a narrative of the time of Nero
  • The lifestyle accustomed Johnson to the solitude that now forms his six hour a day, six days a week training regimen.
  • Yet they are not the club to which we have become accustomed. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unlike most men I was accustomed to about me, he was smooth-shaven. Chapter 13
  • I realise now that I was idle in doing research in these years because of the pressure of teaching and other business to which I was not accustomed.
  • Yet afterwards, when accustomedness had brought its reward of speed, there was still for Billy no time; for increased knowledge had only opened the way to other paths, untrodden and alluring. Miss Billy -- Married
  • And in the long term, as the mobile industry gets more accustomed to the idea of upgradeable phone software, more and more devices will be upgraded. EWeek - RSS Feed
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