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acclimate (someone or something) to (something)

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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Research indicates that residents will acclimate more quickly to a community and have a greater sense of independence and individuality when they are involved with the moving process.
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1, 2002, the board felt it would he useful to have a separate chairman to help acclimate the new CEO, the company said.
Plants acclimate to survive metabolic lesions because of intracellular ice formation, as well as to survive the dehydrative effects of frost (Kacperska, 1984).
The wood flooring has too much moisture content when installed and then shrinks as it "dries out." The solution is to buy dry wood and to acclimate the flooring to the room you want to lay it in.
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The officers may have little or no idea of the layout or floor plan of the premises and will require time to acclimate to their new surroundings.
A scholarly resource especially for college students seeking to acclimate themselves to principles of persuasiveness.
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