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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Well, the oil companies have so conditioned us to their strategies - 60 centavos higher, 25 centavos lower - but what else can we do?
Hollywood has conditioned us to associate psychopaths with blood-thirsty killers, but in reality, this is an actual personality trait that anyone can possess.
The ability to concentrate on the essential is under relentless assault from the constant barrage of email, phone calls and social media has conditioned us to constantly switch tasks and split our attention.
Developed through evolution, the "herd mentality" has conditioned us to believe that the right course of action is typically consistent with what everyone else does.
Today's corporate world has conditioned us to believe that success and therefore happiness can only be achieved right at the top of the organisation.
Fans wouldn't stand for it, because the BCS has conditioned us to expect a definitive champion.
SupermarKets have conditioned us to believe that food has to looK a certain way and it has to be perfect but when you grow your own you will use the less-than-perfect food - apples that have spots on them, for instance.
I personally believe the mindset of "minority" has been imposed on us throughout the world and has conditioned us to believe that we need to establish differences among one another so that our "rights" are protected.
Their ability to efficiently deliver immediate, binary, conclusive judgments has conditioned us to expect ever faster responses and shorter answers--think texting and twitter.
The food industry has conditioned us to buy what they want us to eat, but we have the power to change that.
And while the index itself demands no computer, the efficiencies and conveniences of advanced computing have conditioned us to expect the ease and the speed that the index enables.
Drive (18) MOVIES like The Fast and the Furious and Death Race have conditioned us to expecting car thrillers to be given a fuel injection of speed and danger every five seconds.
With the advent of smartphones, our new buying habits have conditioned us to live digitally.
Subconsciously, when we pick up that pistol and address the target, Hollywood has conditioned us to think, "If I blow it and throw rounds all over the impact area, everyone will know I'm a consummate loser.
If morality has conditioned us to reject resentment, lies and misrepresentations, then the Genealogy offers to turn those moral results against morality, by demonstrating the pervasiveness of resentment, lies and misrepresentation in our everyday moral thought.