Accustom vs Habituation - What's the difference?

accustom | habituation |


As nouns the difference between accustom and habituation

is that accustom is (obsolete) custom while habituation is the act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.

As a verb accustom

is to make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to .

accustom

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (lb) To make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to .
  • *ca. 1753 , (John Hawkesworth) et al., Adventurer
  • *:I shall always fear that he who accustoms himself to fraud in little things, wants only opportunity to practice it in greater.
  • *
  • *:“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  • To be wont.
  • :(Carew)
  • To cohabit.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:We with the best men accustom openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries.
  • Synonyms

    * habituate, get used to, inure, exercise, train

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Custom.
  • References

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    habituation

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia habituation) (-)
  • The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.
  • In psychology, the process of becoming accustomed to an internal or external stimulus, such as a noxious smell or loud noise.