acclimate, acclimatize (New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. accustom, inure, habituate. See habit.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. adapt, accommodate, adjust, become accustomed to; see adjust 1 , conform .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v.
[ACK luh mate]
to adapt, adjust or accustom (oneself) to a different environment or situation.
Lowlanders have a difficult time acclimating themselves to the thinner air supply found at high altitudes.
SYN.: accustom, adapt, adjust, habituate, get used to, inure, naturalize, familiarize, fit in, condition, harden.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use: acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, conform, fashion, fit1, reconcile, square, suit, tailor. See CHANGE. 2. To make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure: acclimatize, caseharden, harden, indurate, season, toughen. See CONTINUE, RESIST.

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  • acclimate — index inure (accustom) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • acclimate — UK [ˈæklɪmeɪt] / US [əˈklaɪmət] / US [ˈæklɪˌmeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms acclimate : present tense I/you/we/they acclimate he/she/it acclimates present participle acclimating past tense acclimated past participle acclimated… …   English dictionary

  • acclimate — verb ( mated; mating) Etymology: French acclimater, from a (from Latin ad ) + climat climate Date: 1792 transitive verb to adapt to a new temperature, altitude, climate, environment, or situation intransitive verb to become accli …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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