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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-klahy-muh-tahyz]
    • /əˈklaɪ məˌtaɪz/
    • /əˈklaɪ.mə.taɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-klahy-muh-tahyz]
    • /əˈklaɪ məˌtaɪz/

Definitions of acclimatise word

  • noun acclimatise Standard spelling of from=Non-Oxford British spelling. 1
  • verb acclimatise Non-Oxford British English and New Zealand standard spelling of acclimatize. 0

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Origin of acclimatise

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; acclimate + -ize

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Parts of speech for Acclimatise


acclimatise popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acclimatise usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acclimatise

verb acclimatise

  • get used to — develop habit
  • accustom — If you accustom yourself or another person to something, you make yourself or them become used to it.
  • adapt — If you adapt to a new situation or adapt yourself to it, you change your ideas or behaviour in order to deal with it successfully.
  • adjust — When you adjust to a new situation, you get used to it by changing your behaviour or your ideas.
  • familiarise — to make (onself or another) well-acquainted or conversant with something.

Antonyms for acclimatise

verb acclimatise

  • disarrange — to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.

Top questions with acclimatise

  • what does acclimatise mean?

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