accustomed to


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 not accustomed to being interrupted.

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Note that you do not say that someone is `accustomed with' something.
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'used to'
In conversation, you do not usually say that someone is `accustomed to' something. You say that they are used to it. Used to usually comes after `be' or `get'.

Pilots are used to the mid-afternoon switch from one runway to the other.

I was beginning to get used to the old iron bed.

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You can say that someone is accustomed to doing something or used to doing something.

The bank president is accustomed to working in the Elysée Palace.

We are used to queueing.

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You do not say that someone is `accustomed to do' something or `used to do' something.
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If you accustom yourself to something different, you accept it and become familiar with it.

He sat very still, trying to accustom himself to the darkness.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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 — [[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… …   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