from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To familiarize, as by constant practice, use, or habit: I have accustomed myself to working long hours.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
- v. To be wont.
- v. To cohabit.
- n. Custom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
- intransitive v. To be wont.
- intransitive v. To cohabit.
- n. Custom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To familiarize by custom or use; habituate or inure: as, to accustom one's self to a spare diet; time may accustom one to almost anything; to be accustomed to hard work.
- Synonyms To habituate, familiarize, inure, harden, train.
- To be wont or habituated to do anything.
- To consort or cohabit.
- n. Custom: as, “individual accustom of life,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make psychologically or physically used (to something)
Middle English accustomen, from Old French acostumer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + costume, custom; see custom.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French acoustumer, acustumer (Modern French accoutumer) corresponding to a ("to, toward") + custom. More at custom, costume. (Wiktionary)