acclimate


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acclimate (someone or something) to

To help a person or thing to adjust to a new environment, role, etc. I've been spending a lot of time at home, acclimating our new puppy to life with our family. It's difficult to acclimate that type of plant to a colder climate. We initially had to focus on acclimating our adopted daughter to life in this country.
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acclimate someone (or an animal) to something

 and acclimatize someone or an animal to something
to cause a person or other living thing to become used to a different climate or environment. We will help acclimate Henry to the new building. We need to acclimatize the fish to the new aquarium.
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Through five episodes, I was able to acclimate to the show's rhythms, and eventually so should viewers -- if, that is, they don't find it too awkward initially and tune out early.
Reickgenannt admits she was homesick the first week she was in the United States and said she still misses her family, but she said the friendships she has made have helped her acclimate to her new environment.
Just keep in mind that it can take several years for some plants to acclimate to your garden and really start to bloom.