habituate to

habituate (someone) to (something)

To cause someone to become familiar with or used to something. Luckily, the kids' new friends have habituated them to the neighborhood.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

habituate someone to someone or something

to accustom someone to someone or something. Soon she will habituate the baby to the new feeding schedule. The office staff worked hard to habituate the new employee to the schedule.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Readers will habituate to drastic lifestyle changes by degrees, with the ultimate goal of a change in perception.
Various invertebrates such as honeybees (Braun and Bicker, 1992), crickets (Engle and Hoy 1999), leeches (Burrell et al., 2001), flatworms (Koopowitz, 1974), and mollusks (Bristol and Carew, 2005) have been shown to habituate to irrelevant stimuli.
"It could be that if people play these types of computer games at home and habituate to the appearance of motion, they'll experience less motion sickness in the real world," he said.
Repeated exposure to the testing environment is thought to allow the volunteer to habituate to the anomalies of that environment and thus yield results from the plateau of the learning curve that can be compared with results from future testing.
The lobsters (tested one at a time) were given 30 min to habituate to the flume and settle in to this shelter before the plume was turned on.
Fish and Wildlife Service's Chris Servheen: "I think grizzlies can habituate to anything, given enough time and exposure.