accustom /əˈkʌstəm/


I. verb [with obj.] ( accustom someone/thing to)

1. make someone or something accept (something) as normal or usual

I accustomed my eyes to the lenses
[with obj. and infinitive]
sixth-form education is supposed to accustom pupils to think for themselves.
2. ( be accustomed to) be used to

I am not accustomed to having my word questioned.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French acostumer, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + costume ‘custom’.

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