accustomed

[[t]əkʌ̱stəmd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to n/-ing If you are accustomed to something, you know it so well or have experienced it so often that it seems natural, unsurprising, or easy to deal with.

I was accustomed to being the only child at a table full of adults...

She had not yet become accustomed to the fact that she was a rich woman.

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2) ADJ: v-link ADJ to n When your eyes become accustomed to darkness or bright light, they adjust so that you start to be able to see things, after not being able to see properly at first.

My eyes were becoming accustomed to the gloom and I was able to make out a door at one side of the room.

3) ADJ: poss ADJ n You can use accustomed to describe an action that someone usually does, a quality that they usually show, or an object that they usually use.

He took up his accustomed position with his back to the fire...

Freed acted with his accustomed shrewdness.

...his accustomed glass of whisky.

Syn:
usual, habitual

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  • Accustomed — Ac*cus tomed, a. 1. Familiar through use; usual; customary. An accustomed action. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Frequented by customers. [Obs.] A well accustomed shop. Smollett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accustomed — I (customary) adjective adsuetus, common, commonplace, confirmed, consuetudinal, consuetudinary, conventional, established, fixed, habitual, normal, ordinary, prevailing, regular, routine, solitus, traditional, usual associated concepts:… …   Law dictionary

  • accustomed — [ə kus′təmd] adj. 1. customary; usual; characteristic [he spoke with accustomed ease] 2. used (to); habituated ( to) [accustomed to obeying orders] SYN. USUAL …   English World dictionary

  • accustomed — accustomed; un·accustomed; …   English syllables

  • accustomed — [adj1] be or become prepared, used to acclimatized, acquainted, adapted, addicted, confirmed, disciplined, familiar, familiarized, given to, grooved*, habituated, habituated in, in the habit, inured, seasoned, settled in, trained; concept 403 Ant …   New thesaurus

  • accustomed — (adj.) late 15c., made customary, habitual, pp. adjective formed from ACCUSTOM (Cf. accustom) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • accustomed — wonted, customary, habitual, *usual Analogous words: natural, normal, *regular, typical: *common, ordinary, familiar Antonyms: unaccustomed Contrasted words: *strange, singular, peculiar, odd, queer, erratic: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accustomed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ customary; usual …   English terms dictionary

  • accustomed to — If you are accustomed to something, you have become familiar with it and you no longer find it strange. Accustomed to usually comes after verbs such as be , become , get , or grow . It did not get lighter but I became accustomed to the dark. I am …   Useful english dictionary

  • accustomed — adj. (cannot stand alone) accustomed to (accustomed to hard work; accustomed to walking long distances; he got accustomed to the warm climate) * * * [ə kʌstəmd] (cannot stand alone) accustomed to (accustomed to hard work; accustomed to walking… …   Combinatory dictionary

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