acclimate (someone or something) to (something)

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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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The least successful group in finding jobs and keeping them was termed "hard to employ." These were single parents, high school dropouts, victims of drug addiction or abuse--and the "fast-track" government welfare-to-work programs proved unable to acclimate them to the work environment.