- 1Make (someone or something) accept something as normal or usual: I accustomed my eyes to the lenses they tried to accustom him to their lighthearted waysMore example sentences
- The lifestyle accustomed Johnson to the solitude that now forms his six hour a day, six days a week training regimen.
- It can be viewed with the naked eye - if the skies are clear - though experts suggest waiting at least 20 minutes to accustom your eyes to the darkness.
- Survivors reported the cabin lighting failed, but it is unclear whether they failed or were turned off - it is normal for landing in poor visibility to accustom passengers to low light in the event of an accident.
- 1.1 (be accustomed to) Be used to: my eyes gradually became accustomed to the darknessMore example sentences
- Home made rakia is a great drink, according to him, and he has become accustomed to drinking it.
- In recent years the Scottish art world has become accustomed to the grand gesture.
- After we became accustomed to the aroma, explorations began of the various booths.
late Middle English: from Old French acostumer, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + costume 'custom'.