accustomed to


customary; usual; habitual: in their accustomed manner.
habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to ): accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway.

1400–50; late Middle English; see accustom, -ed2

accustomedly, adverb
accustomedness, noun
half-accustomed, adjective
well-accustomed, adjective

1. characteristic, normal, regular. 2. used (to).

1. unusual. 2. unused (to). Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
accustomed (əˈkʌstəmd)
adj (foll by to) (foll by to)
1.  usual; customary
2.  used or inured (to)
3.  in the habit (of): accustomed to walking after meals

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., "made customary, habitual," pp. adj. formed from accustom (q.v.).
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Idioms & Phrases

accustomed to

Used to something or someone; having the habit of doing something. For example, In Spain we gave up our usual schedule and became accustomed to eating dinner at 10 p.m. Professor Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady (1956) ruefully sang the song "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" after his protégé Eliza walked out on him. [Second half of 1400s]

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