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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit]
    • /ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪt/
    • /əˈklaɪ.mə.taɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit]
    • /ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪt/

Definitions of acclimate word

  • transitive verb acclimate When you acclimate or are acclimated to a new situation, place, or climate, you become used to it. 3
  • verb transitive acclimate to accustom or become accustomed to a different climate, environment, or circumstances, as by physiological or psychological changes 3
  • noun acclimate Become accustomed to a new climate or to new conditions. 1
  • intransitive verb acclimate become accustomed to sth 1
  • transitive verb acclimate make accustomed to sth 1
  • verb acclimate (Transitive Verb) (chiefly US) To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize. 0

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Origin of acclimate

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
From the French word acclimater, dating back to 1785-95. See ac-, climate

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Parts of speech for Acclimate


acclimate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acclimate

verb acclimate

  • accustom — If you accustom yourself or another person to something, you make yourself or them become used to it.
  • conform — If something conforms to something such as a law or someone's wishes, it is of the required type or quality.
  • season — one of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, but geographically at different dates in different climates.
  • acclimatize — When you acclimatize or are acclimatized to a new situation, place, or climate, you become used to it.
  • accommodate — If a building or space can accommodate someone or something, it has enough room for them.

Antonyms for acclimate

verb acclimate

  • soften — to make soft or softer.

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