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acclimatize (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, acclimatizing our new puppy to life with our family. It's difficult to acclimatize that type of plant to a colder climate. We initially had to focus on acclimatizing 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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Undoubtedly, you should acclimatize for at least two or three days at 10,000 feet, then allow two days for every additional 3,280 feet.
At this altitude and above, humans can't fully acclimatize, no matter how long they stay.
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He expressed hope that the players would switch on to the Test mode fast, and the three-day warm-up game scheduled to start in Colombo from Monday would help them to acclimatize to the hot and humid condition of the country.
In the short run, an individual, grasshopper can acclimatize somewhat to its environment.