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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCUSTOM

At its foot he stopped and tried to accustom his eyes to the darkness.

Accustom people to be nose-led and spoon-fed, and democracy is a mere pretence.

He looked up to accustom his eyes to the light and saw a dozen guns covering him.

Get something to do yourself, and accustom your children to work.

Accustom your children to find beauty in goodness, and goodness in beauty.

He was trying to accustom himself to the idea of having a name.

I know that I must now accustom myself to be nothing in your life.

But we accustom ourselves with a wonderful readiness to a happy fate.

To accustom the Indians to his mode of worship, he commenced chanting the litany of the Virgin.

We should accustom the eye to viewing objects at different distances.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French acostumer (12c., Modern French accoutumer), from à "to" (see ad-) + costume (see costume (n.)). Related: Accustomed; accustoming.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACCUSTOM

acclimate

verbmake or become adjusted, adapted
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