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Definition of Accustom

  • To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
  • make psychologically or physically used (to something)

How to use accustom in a sentence. Accustom pronunciation.

He determined, therefore, to accustom himself to a still more severe life; and many wondered at him: but the labour was to him easy to bear.
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He would not anoint himself with oil, saying that it was more fit for young men to be earnest in training, than to seek things which softened the body; and that they must accustom themselves to labour, according to the Apostle's saying, "When I am weak, then I am strong;" for that the mind was strengthened as bodily pleasure was weakened.
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But man begins little by little to accustom himself to poison, by taking a small quantity each day, and gradually increasing it, until he reaches such a point that he cannot live without a gram of opium every day.
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Philip was put on the job regularly, but he could not accustom himself to the publicity; and he dreaded Friday morning, on which the window was dressed, with a terror that made him awake at five o'clock and lie sleepless with sickness in his heart.
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She got out of bed, and using her crutches carefully moved to the sill, trying to accustom herself to the thought of going over the edge.
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By Swiftwater's direction the boys were allowed to take a hand at the oars at times, beside the Indian oarsman, to accustom them somewhat to the ticklish navigation of the rivers.
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If a man accustoms himself to think so, and from so doing establishes a habit of so thinking, he is gradually conjoined to heaven.
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It possessed all the comforts they required, though it took some time for the brother and sister to accustom themselves to the odd style of architecture.
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Although it is of advantage to accustom inexperienced men to enumerate some things [which worry them], in order that they may be the more readily taught, yet we are now discussing what is necessary according to divine Law.
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The native of New England is attached to his township because it is independent and free: his co-operation in its affairs ensures his attachment to its interest; the well-being it affords him secures his affection; and its welfare is the aim of his ambition and of his future exertions: he takes a part in every occurrence in the place; he practises the art of government in the small sphere within his reach; he accustoms himself to those forms which can alone ensure the steady progress of liberty; he imbibes their spirit; he acquires a taste for order, comprehends the union or the balance of powers, and collects clear practical notions on the nature of his duties and the extent of his rights.
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Thus combined, it accustoms men to set their own will habitually and completely aside; to submit, not only for once, or upon one point, but in every respect, and at all times.
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To reduce hereditary royalty to the condition of an elective authority, the only means that I am acquainted with are to circumscribe its sphere of action beforehand, gradually to diminish its prerogatives, and to accustom the people to live without its protection.
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There his pleasures are simple and natural, his joys are innocent and calm; and as he finds that an orderly life is the surest path to happiness, he accustoms himself without difficulty to moderate his opinions as well as his tastes.
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Mexico, which is not less fortunately situated than the Anglo-American Union, has adopted the same laws, but is unable to accustom itself to the government of democracy.
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No sooner did he accustom himself to a new phenomenon than it mysteriously ceased, and an old one took its place which he had utterly forgotten.
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The men were ill-prepared to meet the requirements expected of soldiers, to undergo forced marches in the burning heat of summer, to accustom themselves so suddenly to the scant and badly-prepared food, night pickets in the open, in face of the enemy, and all the hardships incident to a soldier's life in the field.
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Let us not look down upon the child's simple act of generosity; it is these which accustom the soul to self-denial and to sympathy.
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The following is the translation:- To draw the French nation from the dependence, which, even in the present day it is obliged to place in foreign industry, it is necessary first to direct the national education towards the knowledge of those objects which require a correctness which hitherto has been totally neglected; to accustom the hands of our artists to the management of the various instruments that are necessary to measure the different degrees of work, and to execute them with precision; then the finisher becomes sensible of the accuracy it will require in the different works, and he will be enabled to set the necessary value on it.
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These inquiries accustom the pupils to render honest and faithful accounts themselves.
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It will teach them self-control and self-government, and will accustom them to submit to the majority-that lesson which, of all others, it is important for a republican to learn.
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Examples of Accustom

Example #1
For the readiness of the spirit, through long usage, had created a good habit in him, so that, taking a very slight hint from others, he showed great earnestness in it.
Example #2
Therefore he chastised his body more and more, and brought it into slavery, lest, having conquered in one case, he should be tripped up in others.
Example #3
And this argument of his was truly wonderful.
Example #4
For he did not measure the path of virtue, nor his going away into retirement on account of it, by time; but by his own desire and will.
Example #5
The natural capacities are thus completely perverted.
Example #6
This nature and constitution is innate, and God has given it equally to all mankind.