Synonyms for accustom

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-kuhs-tuh m
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkʌs təm

Définition of accustom

Origin :
  • early 15c., from Old French acostumer (12c., Modern French accoutumer), from à "to" (see ad-) + costume (see costume (n.)). Related: Accustomed; accustoming.
  • verb get used to
Example sentences :
  • At its foot he stopped and tried to accustom his eyes to the darkness.
  • Extract from : « Keziah Coffin » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Accustom people to be nose-led and spoon-fed, and democracy is a mere pretence.
  • Extract from : « Another Sheaf » by John Galsworthy
  • He looked up to accustom his eyes to the light and saw a dozen guns covering him.
  • Extract from : « The Coyote » by James Roberts
  • Get something to do yourself, and accustom your children to work.
  • Extract from : « A Hungarian Nabob » by Maurus Jkai
  • Accustom your children to find beauty in goodness, and goodness in beauty.
  • Extract from : « Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450 » by Various
  • He was trying to accustom himself to the idea of having a name.
  • Extract from : « The Status Civilization » by Robert Sheckley
  • I know that I must now accustom myself to be nothing in your life.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Blood » by Robert Smythe Hichens
  • But we accustom ourselves with a wonderful readiness to a happy fate.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Blood » by Robert Smythe Hichens
  • To accustom the Indians to his mode of worship, he commenced chanting the litany of the Virgin.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago » by John S. C. Abbott
  • We should accustom the eye to viewing objects at different distances.
  • Extract from : « Popular Education » by Ira Mayhew

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