condition (someone or something) to (something)

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condition (someone or something) to (something)

1. To train someone or an animal to do something in a particular way or to act in a certain way. Years of office work have conditioned me to get up at 6 AM, even on the weekends. The dog has been conditioned to run to his bowl when I open the cabinet where we store his food.
2. To acclimate someone or an animal to something. It will take time to condition ourselves to the pace of life in our sleepy new town. How long will it take to condition the dog to our commands?
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condition someone or something to something

 
1. to train or adapt someone or an animal to do something. I conditioned the dog to beg for a treat. Over the years, he had conditioned himself to run for hours at a stretch.
2. to train or adapt someone or an animal to something. We could never condition the cat to the finer points of domestication. I conditioned myself to the extreme cold.
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The seamless process of searching for and purchasing something on Amazon or booking peer-reviewed accommodations in a different country at the touch of a finger, condition us to expect this fluidity and ease of experience with every transaction and interaction including with our insurance.
Events designed to condition us to shrug off gradually intensifying events.
She addresses every step of the spiritual journey, starting with the Self and showing how family, ancestral, past lives, karmic, archetypal, and other larger layers such as societal, cultural, global, and cosmic energies condition us to sleep and obscure our realization of an awakened state.
If there is posturing, is it not likely that it may be less for domestic consumption and more to condition us to the need for further accommodations?
Coming from the North-east can almost condition us to have a bit of a negative view on life.
We go bacK to 1968 and the Club of Rome, described as a environmental movement, whose main purpose was to formulate a crisis to unite the world and condition us to a global solution to local problems.
She continues: "I mean, I love BLAKE (LIVELY), but shows like Gossip Girl kind of condition us to be mean," she adds.
Indeed, we get a daily feed of news headlines that condition us to this top of mind recall.
Society doesn't condition us to think of young people as disabled - a woman who served me in the supermarket was obviously desperate to ask me why I had a crutch in my trolley.
The govern-ment will condition us to think of the Iranians as monsters and crazy men.
Our experiences condition us to think that audit or accounting failures occur because of a lapse in objectivity, a conflict of interest, or a breach of independence.
Our entire culture seems to condition us to talk, not to listen.
The globalists are clearly hoping to entangle America in the pernicious precedent of obeying UN edicts and to further condition us to continue surrendering our sovereignty.
Lasn describes his mission as "culture jamming," which involves "demarketing" or "unselling" the products that the corporations want us to buy, revealing the hollowness of the cool images they condition us to pursue.
Polemics in the form of "news" condition us to see human groups in the region in the shapes of concepts, surging masses, shouting heads; Suleiman instead films an everyday microcosm that looks like a lot of other places, with cars and computers, restaurants and TV sets, cell phones and espresso, inhabited by "Arabs" who are visually indistinguishable from "Israelis" and preoccupied with the same quotidian problems as everybody else.