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accustom   
      

It Has 8 letters ( a c c u s t o m )         3 vowels ( a u o )         5 consonants ( c c s t m )         Word on the contrary motsucca

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Old French _acoustumer_, _acustumer_ (Modern French _accoutumer_) corresponding to _a_ (“to, toward”) + _custom_. More at _custom_, _costume_.

Old French acoustumer, acustumer (Modern French accoutumer) corresponding to a (to, toward) + custom. More at custom, costume.

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): /ə.ˈkəs.təm/

  • IPA(key): /ə.ˈkəs.təm/

Which the in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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ACCUSTOM (_third-person singular simple present_ ACCUSTOMS, _present participle_ ACCUSTOMING, _simple past and past participle_ ACCUSTOMED) * (transitive) To make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with _to_. * ca. 1753, John Hawkesworth et al., _Adventurer_ I shall always fear that he who ACCUSTOMS himself to fraud in little things, wants only opportunity to practice it in greater. * 1915, Emerson Hough, _The Purchase Price_, chapterI: “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been ACCUSTOMED to arrogate to themselves.” * (intransitive, obsolete) To be wont. (Can we find and add a quotation of Carew to this entry?) * (intransitive, obsolete) To cohabit. * John Milton (1608-1674) We with the best men ACCUSTOM openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries. SYNONYMS * habituate, get used to, inure, exercise, train RELATED TERMS * custom, customary TRANSLATIONS

accustom (third-person singular simple present accustoms, present participle accustoming, simple past and past participle accustomed)

  1. (transitive) To make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To be wont.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Carew to this entry?)
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To cohabit.

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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ACCUSTOM (_plural_ ACCUSTOMS) * (obsolete) Custom.

accustom (plural accustoms)

  1. (obsolete) Custom.

Which the in categoryENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* accustom in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


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