Search Result for "habituate":
1. take or consume (regularly or habitually);
- Example: "She uses drugs rarely"
[syn: use, habituate]
2. make psychologically or physically used (to something);
- Example: "She became habituated to the background music"
[syn: habituate, accustom]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 v.0.48:
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 body: cf. F. habituer. See Habit.] 1. To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize. [1913 Webster] Our English dogs, who were habituated to a colder clime. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster] Men are first corrupted . . . and next they habituate themselves to their vicious practices. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 2. To settle as an inhabitant. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "habituate": acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, addict, adjust, bear, break, break in, case harden, condition, confirm, domesticate, domesticize, endure, establish, familiarize, fix, gentle, harden, housebreak, inure, naturalize, orient, orientate, season, support, take to, tame, tolerate, train, use, wont