Definition of habituate in English:

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Pronunciation: /həˈbɪtʃʊeɪt/
Pronunciation: /həˈbɪtjʊeɪt/


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.
accustom, make used, adapt, adjust, attune, acclimatize, acculturate, inure, harden;
make familiar with, familiarize with;
condition, teach, train, school, educate, discipline, break in;
North American  acclimate


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

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