v.tr. (often foll. by to) accustom; make used to something.
habituation n.
Etymology: LL habituare (as HABIT)

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  • habituate — habituate, accustom, addict, inure mean to make used to something. Habituate distinctively implies the formation of habit through repetition {by constant practice she habituated herself to accurate observation} {to habituate our selves, therefore …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Habituate — Ha*bit u*ate (h[.a]*b[i^]t [ u]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Habituated} (h[.a]*b[i^]t [ u]*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Habituating} (h[.a]*b[i^]t [ u]*[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. habituatus, p. p. of habituare to bring into a condition or habit of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • habituate — habituate; dis·habituate; …   English syllables

  • habituate — [hə bich′o͞o āt΄] vt. habituated, habituating [< LL habituatus, pp. of habituare, to bring into a condition or habit of the body < L habitus: see HABIT] 1. to make used (to); accustom: often used reflexively [to habituate oneself to the… …   English World dictionary

  • Habituate — Ha*bit u*ate (h[.a]*b[i^]t [ u]*[asl]t), a. Firmly established by custom; formed by habit; habitual. [R.] Hammond. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • habituate — index discipline (train), inure (accustom), naturalize (acclimate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • habituate — (v.) 1520s, from L. habituatus, pp. of habituare to bring into a condition or habit of the body, from habitus (see HABIT (Cf. habit)). Related: Habituated; habituating …   Etymology dictionary

  • habituate — [v] prepare, accustom acclimate, acclimatize, addict, adjust, break in, condition, confirm, devote, discipline, endure, familiarize, harden, inure, make used to, school, season, take to, tolerate, train; concepts 35,202 Ant. ignore, neglect …   New thesaurus

  • habituate — ► VERB chiefly Zoology ▪ make or become accustomed to something. DERIVATIVES habituation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • habituate — verb ( ated; ating) Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to make used to something ; accustom 2. frequent 1 intransitive verb 1. to cause habituation 2. to undergo habituation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • habituate — verb To turn into a habit, to make habitual. He would eventually habituate his use of opiates. Syn: accustom, inure See Also: habit, habitual …   Wiktionary

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