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habituate

[ huh-bich-oo-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF habituate

Synonyms for habituate

  • acclimate
  • acclimatize
  • addict
  • adjust
  • condition
  • confirm
  • devote
  • discipline
  • endure
  • familiarize
  • harden
  • inure
  • school
  • season
  • tolerate
  • train
  • break in
  • make used to
  • take to
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Antonyms for habituate

  • veto
  • ignore
  • neglect
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HABITUATE

Again, at a reperusal, he informed her: "I must habituate myself."

These occupations render them robust, and habituate them to fatigue.

It is very shy in its nature, and cannot habituate itself to captivity.

Neither did waiting seem to habituate her vision to the lack of light.

He wished, so he wrote, to habituate me to habits of good order and economy, and keep me from the commission of follies.

I felt that all my philosophy was needed, to reconcile and habituate myself to my altered circumstances.

To resign oneself, to habituate oneself to the course of the world which passes so changingly.

They are inured to labour, and to which they habituate their horses, allowing them refreshment but once in twenty-four hours.

Shall we arm citizens against citizens, and habituate them to shed kindred blood?

She likewise endeavored from the first to habituate the boy's mind to reflect upon the value of money and the uses of economy.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin habituatus, past participle of habituare "to bring into a condition or habit of the body," from habitus (see habit (n.)). Related: Habituated; habituating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HABITUATE

acclimate

verbmake or become adjusted, adapted
  • acclimatize
  • accommodate
  • acculture
  • accustom
  • climatize
  • conform
  • get used to
  • habituate
  • harden
  • season
  • toughen

accustoms

verbget used to
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