What is another word for habituate?

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[ hˈabɪt͡ʃˌuːe͡ɪt], [ hˈabɪt‍ʃˌuːe‍ɪt], [ h_ˈa_b_ɪ_tʃ_ˌuː_eɪ_t]

Habituate means to become accustomed to or familiar with something through repeated exposure or practice. Some synonyms of habituate include accustom, adapt, adjust, conform, familiarize, and indoctrinate. Accustom implies becoming used to something gradually over time. Adapt refers to modifying behavior or attitudes to fit a new situation. Adjust refers to changing something to make it work better. Conform implies conforming to established rules or norms. Familiarize means becoming familiar with something through experience. Indoctrinate implies instilling a set of beliefs or principles. In all cases, the idea is that repetition leads to a comfortable level of familiarity or routine with a certain behavior or practice.

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What are the hypernyms for Habituate?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Habituate?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for habituate?

Habituate is a verb that means to get used to a certain behavior or action. On the other hand, antonyms of habituate are words that mean the opposite. One of the most common antonyms of habituate is "unaccustomed," which means to be unfamiliar or not used to something. Another antonym is "disaccustom," meaning to unlearn or break a habit. Further antonyms include "disuse," which refers to the lack of practice or not using something regularly, and "deter," which means to discourage or prevent a behavior. It's essential to understand habituate antonyms to explore different ways of approaching a habit or behavior.

What are the antonyms for Habituate?

Usage examples for Habituate

No doubt squirrels or monkeys of any kind, transported to an open or treeless country, would soon habituate themselves to their new situation,-for Nature affords many illustrations of this power of adaptation on the part of her creatures.
"Popular Adventure Tales"
Mayne Reid
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, did not wish the country to be settled, and did not even wish to make the Indians sedentary, which was the only condition favourable to the salvation of these heathen.
"The Makers of Canada: Champlain"
N. E. Dionne
We believed confidently in the tumultuous first weeks of the affair that mankind could not stand that strain for more than a few months; but we have learned it is possible to habituate humanity to the long elaboration of any folly, and for men to endure uncomplainingly racking by any cruelty that is devised by society, and for women to support any grief, however senselessly caused.
"Waiting for Daylight"
Henry Major Tomlinson

Famous quotes with Habituate

  • Dr. Kallen says, "Free public education and private instruction purchasable at a price are both but the community's device to meet present needs by transmitting the past unchanged. They provide a grammar of assent, not a logic of inquiry. The mental posture they habituate the youth in is not the posture of reflection. The mental posture they habituate the youth in is the posture of conformity. They require belief, not investigation. They impose reverence for the past and idealization of the present. They envision the future as a perpetuation of the past, not as a new creation of it. They are Main Street's most powerful instrument of self-reproduction without variation.... They enable government both visible and invisible to continue by consent, for they forestall and inhibit in the citizens of the land the technique of doubt and dissent which is the necessary condition of good government and the true inward-ness of that eternal vigilance so notoriously the price of liberty."
    Everett Dean Martin

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