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accustomed

[uh-kuhs-tuh md] /əˈkʌs təmd/
adjective
1.
customary; usual; habitual:
in their accustomed manner.
2.
habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to):
accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway.
Origin of accustomed
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see accustom, -ed2
Related forms
accustomedly, adverb
accustomedness, noun
half-accustomed, adjective
well-accustomed, adjective
Synonyms
1. characteristic, normal, regular. 2. used (to).
Antonyms
1. unusual. 2. unused (to).

accustom

[uh-kuhs-tuh m] /əˈkʌs təm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to familiarize by custom or use; habituate:
to accustom oneself to cold weather.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English < Middle French acoustumer. See ac-, custom
Related forms
preaccustom, verb (used with object)
reaccustom, verb (used with object)
unaccustom, verb (used with object)
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  • We Yankee girls are accustomed to taking care of ourselves.'

  • "But Harry and Philip are here all the time," said Kate, the accustomed soother.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • The forms in most cases do not differ greatly from those to which we are accustomed.

  • True, Shakespeare was not the kind of man Englishmen are accustomed to admire.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • They looked as if they were accustomed to sleep in the place.

    Saragossa Benito Prez Galds
British Dictionary definitions for accustomed

accustomed

/əˈkʌstəmd/
adjective
1.
usual; customary
2.
(postpositive) foll by to. used or inured (to)
3.
(postpositive) foll by to. in the habit (of): accustomed to walking after meals

accustom

/əˈkʌstəm/
verb
1.
(transitive) usually foll by to. to make (oneself) familiar (with) or used (to), as by practice, habit, or experience
Word Origin
C15: from Old French acostumer, from costumecustom
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Word Origin and History for accustomed
adj.

late 15c., "made customary, habitual," past participle adjective from accustom (v.).

accustom

v.

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

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