habituate

[huh-bich-oo-eyt]
verb (used with object), habituated, habituating.
1.
to accustom (a person, the mind, etc.), as to a particular situation: Wealth habituated him to luxury.
2.
Archaic. to frequent.
verb (used without object), habituated, habituating.
3.
to cause habituation, physiologically or psychologically.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin habituātus conditioned, constituted, (past participle of habituāre), equivalent to habitu(s) habit1 + -ātus -ate1

unhabituated, adjective


1. familiarize, acclimate, train.
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habituate (həˈbɪtjʊˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to accustom; make used (to)
2.  archaic (US), (Canadian) to frequent

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habituate ha·bit·u·ate (hə-bĭch'ōō-āt')
v. ha·bit·u·at·ed, ha·bit·u·at·ing, ha·bit·u·ates

  1. To accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure.

  2. To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.

  3. To experience psychological habituation.

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Example sentences
Adaptation, in this case, is the process by which neurons habituate and
  eventually cease responding to an unchanging stimulus.
Wolves and dogs evaluate and habituate to humans to varying extents, to their
  own and other species as well as others.
Because wild bonobos are extremely shy, it takes a long time to habituate them
  to human presence.
If you search the annals of science, you won't find anywhere that females with
  babies are the first to habituate.
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