Monday, January 01, 2001
acclimate transitive and intransitive verb [uh-KLY-mit; AK-luh-mayt] To accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.
Definitions for acclimate
- To accustom or become accustomed to a new climate, environment, or situation.
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Citations for acclimate
Getting acclimated to being in the suburbs, Sally? Mrs. Westin asked.
The Korbels did not have much time to pull their lives together and acclimate themselves to English culture.
Origin of acclimate
Acclimate is from French acclimater, from a-, "to" (from Latin ad-) + climat, "climate," from Late Latin clima, climat-, from Greek klima, "inclination; the supposed slope of the earth toward the pole; region; clime," from klinein, "to lean."