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