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Accustom Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    accustom v : make psychologically or physically used (to something); "She became habituated to the background music" [syn: habituate]
Accustom Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Accustom \Ac*cus"tom\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accustomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Accustoming.] [OF. acostumer, acustumer, F. accoutumer; [`a] (L. ad) + OF. costume, F. coutume, custom. See Custom.] To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to. I shall always fear that he who accustoms himself to fraud in little things, wants only opportunity to practice it in greater. --Adventurer. Syn: To habituate; inure; exercise; train.
Accustom Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Accustom \Ac*cus"tom\, v. i.
  1. To be wont. [Obs.] --Carew.
  2. To cohabit. [Obs.] We with the best men accustom openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries. --Milton.
Accustom Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Accustom \Ac*cus"tom\, n. Custom. [Obs.] --Milton.
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    * Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters. - Samuel Johnson


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