accustomed

accustomed
ac|cus|tomed [əˈkʌstəmd] adj
1.) be accustomed to (doing) sth
to be familiar with something and accept it as normal
We were accustomed to working together.
become/grow/get accustomed to sth
Her eyes quickly became accustomed to the dark.
2.) [only before noun] formal
usual
The pans were in their accustomed places.
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HINT sense 1
In spoken English, it is more usual to say be/get used to (doing) something You'll soon get used to the hot climate.
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Accustomed — Ac*cus tomed, a. 1. Familiar through use; usual; customary. An accustomed action. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Frequented by customers. [Obs.] A well accustomed shop. Smollett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accustomed — I (customary) adjective adsuetus, common, commonplace, confirmed, consuetudinal, consuetudinary, conventional, established, fixed, habitual, normal, ordinary, prevailing, regular, routine, solitus, traditional, usual associated concepts:… …   Law dictionary

  • accustomed — [ə kus′təmd] adj. 1. customary; usual; characteristic [he spoke with accustomed ease] 2. used (to); habituated ( to) [accustomed to obeying orders] SYN. USUAL …   English World dictionary

  • accustomed — accustomed; un·accustomed; …   English syllables

  • accustomed — [adj1] be or become prepared, used to acclimatized, acquainted, adapted, addicted, confirmed, disciplined, familiar, familiarized, given to, grooved*, habituated, habituated in, in the habit, inured, seasoned, settled in, trained; concept 403 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • accustomed — (adj.) late 15c., made customary, habitual, pp. adjective formed from ACCUSTOM (Cf. accustom) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • accustomed — wonted, customary, habitual, *usual Analogous words: natural, normal, *regular, typical: *common, ordinary, familiar Antonyms: unaccustomed Contrasted words: *strange, singular, peculiar, odd, queer, erratic: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accustomed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ customary; usual …   English terms dictionary

  • accustomed — [[t]əkʌ̱stəmd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ to n/ ing If you are accustomed to something, you know it so well or have experienced it so often that it seems natural, unsurprising, or easy to deal with. I was accustomed to being the only child at… …   English dictionary

  • accustomed to — If you are accustomed to something, you have become familiar with it and you no longer find it strange. Accustomed to usually comes after verbs such as be , become , get , or grow . It did not get lighter but I became accustomed to the dark. I am …   Useful english dictionary

  • accustomed — adj. (cannot stand alone) accustomed to (accustomed to hard work; accustomed to walking long distances; he got accustomed to the warm climate) * * * [ə kʌstəmd] (cannot stand alone) accustomed to (accustomed to hard work; accustomed to walking… …   Combinatory dictionary

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