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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Phi Theta Kappa members partnered with new students to help guide them through the challenges of acclimating to college life.
From the findings, Lally has developed a theory of acclimating to breast cancer that focuses on three stages to the initial adjustment process: surveying the situation, taking action, and the emerging self.
In Playing for Pizza, John Grisham departs from the legal thriller genre by focusing his attention on characters who live out of their element, either Italians desperate to play an American game, or Americans acclimating to the Italian way-of-life.
Easily acclimating to the warm weather of Florida and California, the fruit soon changed the face of agriculture in the United States.
Although the program has been strong in helping to develop the network of contacts essential for success in the business, Frey takes a proactive approach to socializing and acclimating to the industry culture.
The SAFR Support Group (Code 762) assists the new arrivals in acclimating to life in the U.S., addressing the full range of quality of life issues, enabling the SAFR to focus on what his country sent him here to do.
Being aware, watching his back and acclimating to corporate America "without selling my soul" have served the 33-year-old well.
4 It takes years to fully increase red cell mass while acclimating to high altitudes.
There is exactly zero reliable scientific data supporting the claim that the world is warming from greenhouse gas emissions ("Acclimating to a warmer world," SN: 8/28/99, p.
It is better to spend our efforts on a solution to global warming than acclimating to its effects.