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
(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.
*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
*:We with the best men accustom openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries.
* habituate, get used to, inure, exercise, train
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.