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accustom (one) to

To familiarize someone with something. You need to accustom the new interns to the layout of the building. Seth will accustom you to this project before our next meeting. Accustom yourself to the new software before we start using it more frequently.
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accustom someone to someone or something

to get someone used to someone or something. I think we can accustom Fred to the new rules without difficulty.
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accustom to

v.
To bring someone or something into a condition that is harmonious with something else, especially through repeated experience: I have accustomed myself to waking up at dawn. They are not accustomed to such formal clothing.
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In addition, and perhaps more importantly, they get bosses accustomed to diverse ideas.
Buckley was right, but it's fair to say that it took a while before we conservatives accustomed ourselves to the idea.
"So far I have not publicly criticized work of the State Revenue Service because the head of the service needs time to get accustomed to the work and come up with the planned changes.
The 'Walk The Line' star said that he could imagine it in the case of an actor like Johnny Depp, who for years has had such a level of fame that he is somewhat accustomed to it.
We become accustomed to being tired when we first wake up in the morning, we get accustomed to having coffee, it becomes normal to be ravenous by 10am despite having a considerable amount of calories at breakfast, it even becomes normal to see urine that looks the same colour as most popular lagers when we go to the loo.
These changes have produced a generation of young Americans who are not only less accustomed to peace, but also more accustomed to ceding power to government.Will the current state of US foreign policy embed war-making in the DNA of the next generation, or will over a decade of perpetual war eventually be rejected in favor of a renewed preference for liberty and peace?
However, he of course doesn't speak the Queen's English to which you are so accustomed and his coarse language has hurt your very sensitive ears which I am sure are not accustomed to such crass language.
Where an employee is directed to report for duty to a place of work other than the employee's accustomed place of work, the employee shall travel to and from the alternative place of work in the employer's time for those periods in excess of time normally taken to travel to and from the accustomed place of work.
Summary: Colin Firth has admitted he would like to try some riskier acting roles rather than the more suited ones he has become accustomed to.
[Over recent years, most Muslim women and girls in this predominantely Muslim girls have been accustomed to appearing in public wearing the Islamic headdress.]
Summary: In a spartan six-story building on a muddy side street in Algiers, Nadia Derafa and Mohamed el Aasar have grown accustomed to working late into the night.
: an unusual way of behaving or thinking that is characteristic of a person <When you know someone a long time, you become accustomed to their idiosyncrasies.
According to the Times, federal officials "had become accustomed in recent years to having any mention of a link between climate trends and human activities played down or trimmed when drafts of documents went to the Commerce Department and the White House for approval."
LAST DAYS continues and end-of-world saga begun in PEEPS, but no prior familiarity is needed to quickly become accustomed to plot and action.
While we've grown comfortably accustomed to having whatever food we want, during any season and at any hour, Sandor Ellix Katz, author of The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved (Chelsea Green Publishing Company, $20), says that that convenience comes at a substantial cost.