Accustomed vs Acclimated - What's the difference?

accustomed | acclimated |


As adjectives the difference between accustomed and acclimated

is that accustomed is familiar through use; usual; customary while acclimated is accustomed, adapted or hardened to some environment.

As verbs the difference between accustomed and acclimated

is that accustomed is past tense of accustom while acclimated is past tense of acclimate.

accustomed

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Familiar through use; usual; customary.
  • * An accustomed action - Shakespeare, Macbeth, V-v
  • Inured to; adapted to existing conditions.
  • accustomed to walking long distances
    accustomed to cold
  • (obsolete) Frequented by customers
  • * A well accustomed shop - Smollett
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (accustom)
  • acclimated

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • accustomed, adapted or hardened to some environment
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
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    Verb

    (head)
  • (acclimate)