Habitue vs Addict - What's the difference?

habitue | addict | Synonyms |

Habitue is a synonym of addict.

As nouns the difference between habitue and addict

is that habitue is while addict is a person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug.

As a verb addict is

to cause someone to become addicted, especially to a harmful drug.



Alternative forms

* habitue


(en noun)
  • One who frequents a place; a denizen or regular
  • :
  • *
  • *:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitu├ęs , who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  • A devotee.
  • addict



    (en noun)
  • A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug
  • * He is an addict when it comes to chocolate cookies.
  • An adherent or fan (of something)
  • Derived terms

    * cyberaddict * drug addict * sex addict


    * (person who is addicted) junkie (one addicted to a drug), slave * (adherent or fan) adherent, aficionado, devotee, enthusiast, fan, habitue * See also


    (en verb)
  • To cause someone to become addicted, especially to a harmful drug
  • To involve oneself in something habitually, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
  • * (rfdate), (John Evelyn)
  • They addict themselves to the civil law.
  • * (rfdate) (Francis Beaumont) &
  • He is addicted to his study.
  • * (rfdate) (Adventurer)
  • That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations.
  • * (rfdate) (Thomas Fuller)
  • His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity.
  • * (rfdate), (Thomas Babington Macaulay)
  • A man gross ... and addicted to low company.
  • (obsolete) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.
  • * (rfdate) (John Evelyn)
  • * The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth.
  • Synonyms

    * get (someone) hooked * (devote) consecrate, dedicate, devote * (adapt) adapt, fit

    Derived terms

    * addicting * addictive


    * English heteronyms