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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So certain was he that Rahman presented no challenge, he was filming a movie, ``Ocean's Eleven,'' in Las Vegas while Rahman was in South Africa training and acclimating to the altitude and time change.
According to executive director Bob Lloyd, mdEssential will form a necessary bridge between old and new processes at the 15-physician practice, acclimating physicians to greater technology use while respecting the way they currently prefer to document patient visits.
There are plenty of precautions a coaching staff can take to help prevent heat-related incidents, according to UNC, such as gradually acclimating players to heat with shortened practice sessions for the first seven to 10 days or abnormally hot or humid days; adjusting activity levels and providing frequent rest periods; making sure adequate cold water is available at all times, and weighing athletes each day before and after practice to treat those who lose excessive weight each day.
For immigrants, being literate in the language of their new country is essential to acclimating, and to being able to realize the many dreams that brought them to this country in the first place.
Arthur Miller of the Employee Opportunity and Development Division said in the report that older recruits who are embarking on second careers ``have difficulty acclimating to a new environment'' and difficulty adjusting to training officers who are much younger.
The AARG's primary mission is to partner with OC management to advance excellence through attracting, acclimating, retaining and accelerating career growth, thus enhancing Owens Corning's business performance while leveraging the strength of a diverse workforce.