Definition of habituate in English:

habituate

Line breaks: ha¦bitu|ate
Pronunciation: /həˈbɪtʃʊeɪt
 
, -tjʊ-/

verb

Make or become accustomed or used to something: [with object]: bears can become habituated to people very easily
More example sentences
  • Animals were habituated to behavioral observation.
  • All birds had 10 days to habituate to the aviary.
  • Females and males were habituated in their separate compartments for 15 min.
Synonyms
accustom, make used, adapt, adjust, attune, acclimatize, acculturate, inure, harden; make familiar with, familiarize with; season; condition, teach, train, school, educate, discipline, break in; North Americanacclimate

Origin

late 15th century: from late Latin habituat- 'accustomed', from the verb habituare, from habitus (see habit).

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