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ac|cus|tom
ac|cus|tom «uh KUHS tuhm», transitive verb.
to make familiar by use or habit; get used; train: »

to accustom a hunting dog to the noise of a gun. A good traveler can accustom himself to almost any kind of food.

SYNONYM(S): familiarize, habituate.
[< Old French acostumer < a- to + costume custom, ultimately < Latin cōnsuētūdo < cōnsuēscere accustom < com- with + suēscere accustom]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cus´tom|ar´i|ness — cus|tom|ar|y «KUHS tuh MEHR ee», adjective, noun, plural ar|ies. –adj. 1. according to custom; as a habit; usual: »a customary celebration, his customary friendliness. It is customary to exchange gifts at Christmas. SYNONYM(S): habitual. See syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus´tom|ar´i|ly — cus|tom|ar|y «KUHS tuh MEHR ee», adjective, noun, plural ar|ies. –adj. 1. according to custom; as a habit; usual: »a customary celebration, his customary friendliness. It is customary to exchange gifts at Christmas. SYNONYM(S): habitual. See syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus|tom|ar|y — «KUHS tuh MEHR ee», adjective, noun, plural ar|ies. –adj. 1. according to custom; as a habit; usual: »a customary celebration, his customary friendliness. It is customary to exchange gifts at Christmas. SYNONYM(S): habitual. See syn. under usual …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus´tom|er|less — cus|tom|er «KUHS tuh muhr», noun. 1. a person who buys, especially a regular shopper at a particular store; buyer; purchaser: »This openhanded buying approach reflected a free spending public, but everyone was also agreed that the customer was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus|tom|er — «KUHS tuh muhr», noun. 1. a person who buys, especially a regular shopper at a particular store; buyer; purchaser: »This openhanded buying approach reflected a free spending public, but everyone was also agreed that the customer was getting more… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus|tom-built — «KUHS tuhm BIHLT», adjective. made or built to order; not ready made: »custom built homes …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus|tom-made — «KUHS tuhm MAYD», adjective. made to order or measure; made especially for an individual; not ready made: »a custom made suit …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus|tom-tai|lor — «KUHS tuhm TAY luhr», transitive verb. = tailor make. (Cf. ↑tailor make) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus|tom|a|ble — «KUHS tuh muh buhl», adjective. = dutiable. (Cf. ↑dutiable) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus|tom|er's man — «KUHS tuh muhrz», an employee of a brokerage house who is registered with the stock exchange as authorized to advise clients on investments in stocks and other securities …   Useful english dictionary

  • cus|tom|iz|er — «KUHS tuh MY zuhr», noun. 1. a person who makes or modifies something especially for a customer. 2. a person who rebuilds or otherwise alters an automobile, especially by using parts from different models …   Useful english dictionary