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accustom

  • make (someone or something) accept something as normal or usual
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Examples

To accustom inmates to life outside prison they are allowed out on a ‘temporary release’ basis, to do work in the community.

The principles established by the courts were not generous to taxpayers, but the outcomes created greater certainty and their publicity helped standardize and accustom taxpayers to the tax.

Now, I know it’s the done thing to give your children a little of what you’re having, in order to accustom their palates to fineness and adventure and all that rubbish.

Some people milk the does twice a day and give the kids bottles, which is labor-intensive but helps accustom kids to human handling.

Hunter turned off the flashlight and tried to accustom his eyes to the flickering light of the fire behind him.

It can be viewed with the naked eye - if the skies are clear - though experts suggest waiting at least 20 minutes to accustom your eyes to the darkness.

This will build up your stamina and accustom your body to such long distance walking.

Science fiction, wrote Asimov, “can first, and most important, accustom the reader to the notion of change.

Many trainers and hunters want to accustom their dogs to the scent of the birds and animals they will be hunting.

sixth-form education is supposed to accustom pupils to think for themselves

I blinked repeatedly, trying to accustom my eyes to the bright light from the sun.

they tried to accustom him to their lighthearted ways

For every 1000m we ascended, we took an acclimatisation day where we stayed at the same for height for two nights but walked higher than we slept during the same day to accustom the body to the lack of oxygen.

I looked around blindly, trying to accustom my eyes to the light.

A democratic version of the debutante ball, the prom was originally intended to accustom working-class kids to the manners and values of the middle class.

A torch was shown in her face and she recoiled back in pain hitting the wall of wood behind her, blinking hard to try and accustom her eyes to the sharp light.

To accustom your birds to a new bath, try placing a bird feeder within five feet of the bath.

Survivors reported the cabin lighting failed, but it is unclear whether they failed or were turned off - it is normal for landing in poor visibility to accustom passengers to low light in the event of an accident.

This marks the first time that the military and the media have participated in such a joint program, whose aim is to accustom journalists to military discipline.

Home made rakia is a great drink, according to him, and he has become accustomed to drinking it.

The lifestyle accustomed Johnson to the solitude that now forms his six hour a day, six days a week training regimen.

His are not the opinions that either liberal theologians or secular humanists are accustomed to hearing or willing to accept.

There is reasonable stability in the economy and we have become accustomed to international tension.

In Scotland he has been forced to become accustomed to his professional and personal worlds colliding.

Now I’ve grown accustomed to moving around and living with different people, and I like it.

Sadly, we have become accustomed to seeing graffiti on bridges and walls.

The country, of course, is accustomed to such tactics by parties in the opposition.

After we became accustomed to the aroma, explorations began of the various booths.

When you’re actually working on the ships it gets better, because you become accustomed to the motion.

The masses of statues, in bronze, silver, gold, and marble, accustomed the Romans to this kind of visual display and to Hellenistic luxury.