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
Sometimes you can become habituated to your timer and it's useful to be able to
  change the ring.
Any wild animal may be dangerous if provoked or overly habituated to human
  presence.
Wild animals can be tamed and habituated to human handlers but the potential
  for harm is always there.
Two of the missing gorilla families were habituated for tourism viewing.
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