Accustomed



customary; usual; habitual:
in their accustomed manner.
habituated; acclimated (usually followed by to):
accustomed to staying up late; accustomed to the noise of the subway.
to familiarize by custom or use; habituate:
to accustom oneself to cold weather.
Contemporary Examples

There was a busy, bustling, disputatious tone about it, instead of the accustomed phlegm and drowsy tranquillity.
The Glorious Fourth David Frum July 3, 2012

Like much of Asia, Thailand is accustomed to serious precipitation during the rainy season.
Will Floods Drown Bangkok? Lennox Samuels October 11, 2011

But reporters are neither comfortable nor accustomed to being seen as enamored of the White House.
Does the Press Love Obama More Than Reagan? Peter Osnos June 21, 2009

Cannes locals, accustomed to high-profile heists in the area, speculated about who was responsible—and no theory was too dramatic.
The Cannes Jewelry Heist: Who Did It? Dana Kennedy May 17, 2013

Because they were both close to me and accustomed to honesty, they told me in no uncertain terms.
Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing Ben Greenman May 19, 2013

Historical Examples

We Yankee girls are accustomed to taking care of ourselves.’
The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863 Various

“But Harry and Philip are here all the time,” said Kate, the accustomed soother.
Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The forms in most cases do not differ greatly from those to which we are accustomed.
Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau

True, Shakespeare was not the kind of man Englishmen are accustomed to admire.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris

They looked as if they were accustomed to sleep in the place.
Saragossa Benito Prez Galds

adjective
usual; customary
(postpositive) foll by to. used or inured (to)
(postpositive) foll by to. in the habit (of): accustomed to walking after meals
verb
(transitive) usually foll by to. to make (oneself) familiar (with) or used (to), as by practice, habit, or experience
adj.

late 15c., “made customary, habitual,” past participle adjective from accustom (v.).
v.

early 15c., from Old French acostumer (12c., Modern French accoutumer), from à “to” (see ad-) + costume (see costume (n.)). Related: Accustomed; accustoming.

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