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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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accustomed to

Familiar or comfortable with something. This phrase is often used to describe aspects of one's daily routine. Now that she is no longer in school, Stella has become accustomed to staying up late and sleeping until noon. I never thought I would become accustomed to working in a warehouse, but now I almost enjoy it.
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*accustomed to someone or something

 and *accustomed to doing something used to someone or something
; used to or in the habit of doing something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; grow ~.) The children are accustomed to eating late in the evening.
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accustomed to

Used to something or someone; having the habit of doing something. For example, In Spain we gave up our usual schedule and became accustomed to eating dinner at 10 p.m. Professor Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady (1956) ruefully sang the song "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" after his protégé Eliza walked out on him. [Second half of 1400s]
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"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.
Over recent years, most Muslim women and girls in this predominantly Muslim girls have been accustomed to appearing in public wearing the Islamic headdress.
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Grady is too young to realize the nature of their attraction and is accustomed to acting on whims with impunity.
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Strikes have not decreased in number because the unions are now docile, but because, apart from excessive salary demands, they have grown accustomed to getting nearly everything they want at the bargaining table.
Sports fans have long been accustomed to stadiums taking on corporate brand names.
Phone companies, accustomed to three decades of tax dissent, tend to have forms and procedures for dealing with consumers who object to the fee.
For a staff accustomed to working during school holiday breaks, the fact that the new West Community Library would observe abbreviated hours during College holidays was also considered.
Over the years, viewers have become accustomed to Mochetti's childlike obsession with cars, takeoffs, and explosions, and, at the same time, to his hyper-refined analysis of the immateriality and purity of form, as well as his use of laser beams.
Those already accustomed to winning because of their greater investment in skilled staff would simply win more, while those not so accustomed would be in much the same position as before.
Plamondon is the only dancer who has performed Quijada's choreography in pointe shoes, but she forecasts that as dancers become accustomed to his style, he will integrate more pointe work into frenetic hip hop moves.