from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Frequently practiced, used, or experienced; customary: answered with his accustomed modesty. See Synonyms at usual.
  • adj. Being in the habit of: I am accustomed to sleeping late.
  • adj. Having been adapted to the existing environment and conditions: eyes not accustomed to desert sun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Familiar through use; usual; customary.
  • adj. Inured to; adapted to existing conditions.
  • adj. Frequented by customers
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of accustom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Familiar through use; usual; customary.
  • adj. Frequented by customers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Often practised or used; customary; habitual; made familiar through use; usual; wonted: as, in their accustomed manner.
  • Having custom or patronage; frequented.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. commonly used or practiced; usual
  • adj. (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to


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accustom + -ed


  • "Accustomed!" said Belinda, smiling: "one does grow accustomed even to disagreeable things certainly; but at this rate, my dear Lady Anne, I do not doubt but one might grow _accustomed_ to Caliban."

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  • Tell us all again about how: the resulting probabilities would look very different from the probabilities to which we are accustomed is great science.

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  • Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women.

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  • Playing to the standards to which Green Bay fans have grown accustomed is something else.

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  • We are, in short, accustomed to taking cues from the outside world, filtering them through a neural network, and writing our own novel inside our head.

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  • The bifurcation between the working poor and the middle class in a capitalist society means that by following the chain of hierarchy to which we have become accustomed translates into those that are most able to exude power being over represented.

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  • You in Canada have not had that history, but are a part of the great British Empire, and you have been accustomed from the first to think in terms of Imperial power, and therefore of the relations of nations one to another.

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  • To take away from an old woman whose life has been spent in household cares all the foolish little belongings to which her affections cling and to which her very fingers have become accustomed, is to take away her last incentive to activity, almost to life itself.

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  • So much accustomed is he to the knowledge that he must shoot or be shot, that it affects his spirits no more than does the fact that "Man is mortal" spoil the dinner of a plump tradesman in West Europe.

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  • Further, the lives of such women are usually sheltered, and thus they do not have very much opportunity of realizing that the meed of ceremony to which they are accustomed is largely a tribute paid, not to themselves or to their womanhood, but to the particular leisured class to which they happen to belong.

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