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verb as in prepare, accustom

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At bat colonies in Panama and Costa Rica, Fernandez spent a couple of weeks before pups were born slowly inching closer to the adult animals, habituating them to her presence.

Because the animal was habituated and food driven, having spent the past year accosting picnickers and thieving anglers’ trout, its fate had been sealed for months—long before Yarrow’s brush with it.

Yet the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has documented illegal placement of food and grain along the highway to keep the bears habituated to feeding along the road.

Twice before, Yellowstone wolves deemed hopelessly habituated have been put down.

By keeping marquee films coming to homes first for another year, the shift could further habituate Americans to getting their entertainment at home instead of in theaters.

In order, however, to habituate them to a passive obedience, an ostensible purpose had to be held out.

Still others habituate themselves to some manner of tone-production, and neither increase nor diminish the degree of stiffness.

He should habituate himself to bend easily to the various circumstances which may from time to time surround him.

By working them thus alternately, while they are fresh and full of spirits, you will habituate them to implicit obedience.

It is a barren superfluity, to which those who can hardly procure what nature requires, cannot prudently habituate themselves.

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On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to habituate, such as: acclimate, accustom, acclimatize, adjust, condition, and confirm.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.