What is the difference between habituate and accustom?

habituate | accustom |

Habituate is a synonym of accustom.


As verbs the difference between habituate and accustom

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

As a noun accustom is

(obsolete) custom.

habituate

English

Verb

(habituat)
  • To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize.
  • * Sir K. Digby
  • our English dogs, who were habituated to a colder clime
  • * Tillotson
  • Men are first corrupted and next they habituate themselves to their vicious practices.
  • To settle as an inhabitant.
  • Synonyms

    * accustom * inure

    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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