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Habituate  v. t.  (past & past part. habituated; pres. part. habituating)  
To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize. "Our English dogs, who were habituated to a colder clime." "Men are first corrupted... and next they habituate themselves to their vicious practices."
To settle as an inhabitant. (Obs.)

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"Habituate" Quotes from Famous Books

... him with a kind of awe, and the feeling was by no means agreeable. It was not a feeling to which even a man of Bernard Longueville's easy power of extracting the savour from a sensation could rapidly habituate himself, and for the rest of that night it was far from making of our hero the happy man that a lover just coming to self-consciousness is supposed to be. It was wrong—it was dishonorable—it was impossible—and yet it was; it was, as nothing in his own personal experience ...
— Confidence • Henry James

... determining a singer's experience with throat stiffness. Some singers are so fortunately constituted as to be almost entirely free from the tendency to stiffen the throat. Others detect the tendency in its beginning and find no difficulty in correcting it. Still others habituate themselves to some manner of tone-production, and neither increase nor diminish the degree of stiffness. Even under modern methods of instruction, many artists are correctly trained from the start and so never stiffen their throats ...
— The Psychology of Singing - A Rational Method of Voice Culture Based on a Scientific Analysis of All Systems, Ancient and Modern • David C. Taylor

... the opinion of the council that none could ever succeed in converting them, unless they made them men before they made them Christians. To civilize them it was necessary first that the French should mingle with them and habituate them to their presence and mode of life, which could be done only by the increase of the colony, the greatest obstacle to which was on the part of the gentlemen of the company, who, to monopolize trade, ...
— The Makers of Canada: Champlain • N. E. Dionne

Words linked to "Habituate" :   indurate, take in, alter, tope, accustom, habituation, teach, modify, habit, use, inure, consume, change

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