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Definition of "accustom" []

  • To familiarize, as by constant practice, use, or habit: I have accustomed myself to working long hours. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accustom" in a sentence
  • "Hereafter, at its restoration, it shall confess the sore discipline was all needed to "accustom" it to God's "easy yoke" (Mt 11: 29, 30). turn thou me -- by Thy converting Spirit (La 5: 21)."
  • "Whose heart th 'accustom'd sight of death makes hard,"
  • "For the mind and memory are more sharply exercised in comprehending another man's things than our own; and such as accustom themselves and are familiar with the best authors shall ever and anon find somewhat of them in themselves, and in the expression of their minds, even when they feel it not, be able to utter something like theirs, which hath an authority above their own."