accustom (one) to (something)

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accustom (one) to (something)

To familiarize one 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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*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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

accustom to

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Unfortunately, if the President does not brief us soon, the majority of Kenyans will be left with no option but to conclude that, like the zeal, vigour and gusto the President had accustomed us to, is like the racket from Tanga Tanga, Kileweke and the opposition.
Al-Gharib: The Prime minister accustomed us to put Lebanon's interest first.
Slowly, Trump has accustomed us to behavior that, at any other recent time and with just about any other politician, would in all probability have been career ending.
THE authorities have not accustomed us to acting decisively and promptly.
"More and more, we are convinced that everything Acosta now pursues with all the dramatic flair she has accustomed us to is in aid of her appointment to higher office," de Lima said in a statement.
Al-Lami stressed in a statement to the Kuwaiti media on his arrival at the head of a press delegation to Kuwait this evening that Kuwait's embrace of the Iraq reconstruction conference is only part of these positive attitudes that Kuwait accustomed us to. He pointed out that the positions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in support of Iraq were and will remain the pride of all Iraqis and that his attendance at the Arab Summit held in Baghdad is still stuck in the minds of Iraqis and they will not forget these positions and this support is not new to Kuwait and its leadership .
The history of art had also definitely already accustomed us to focusing on red.
He also paid homage to Olam's performance, con- cluding: "You have accustomed us to miracles and, as Omar Bongo said, the more they give me, the more I want." n
He also paid homage to Olam's performance, concluding: "You have accustomed us to miracles and, as Omar Bongo said, the more they give me, the more I want."
TEHRAN (FNA)- Modern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality-especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving physical objects in strange states of superposition.
Throughout the book Munro forces the literature into categories, genres, and subgenres, as well assubsets of human experience, even if contemporary critics (and writers) have accustomed us to reading texts in ways that defy categorizations.
What Manila has accustomed us to read is not even half of the full collective memory of our country.
His Highness expressed his gratitude to the officials in the ministry for this outstanding sports event, and said: "The Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs has accustomed us to excellence with their organizational efforts, and the success of this league continues to build on the success of the previous leagues which aim to serve the Kingdom's youth in the sports sector."
If curating through formal similarities often flattens the effect an object might have were it considered independently, here the similarities are part of the argument: This leveling is posited as a consequence of the technologization of everyday life, in which computers, cell phones, and the like have accustomed us to objects that all "appear to communicate with us."
"It is a big disappointment, the kind of charade of summary justice that the dictatorship had accustomed us to," said Mouhieddine Cherbib of a France-based Tunisian rights group.