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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 acclimatize word

  • verb acclimatize When you acclimatize or are acclimatized to a new situation, place, or climate, you become used to it. 3
  • verb acclimatize to adapt or become accustomed to a new climate or environment 3
  • abbreviation ACCLIMATIZE acclimate 3
  • abbreviation ACCLIMATIZE Acclimate. 1
  • intransitive verb acclimatize become accustomed 1
  • intransitive verb acclimatize become accustomed to sth 1

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Origin of acclimatize

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 Acclimatize


acclimatize 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 53% 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.

acclimatize usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acclimatize

verb acclimatize

  • conform — If something conforms to something such as a law or someone's wishes, it is of the required type or quality.
  • tailor — a stroke of a bell indicating someone's death; knell.
  • reconcile — to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired: He was reconciled to his fate.
  • fit — adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.
  • acclimate — When you acclimate or are acclimated to a new situation, place, or climate, you become used to it.

Antonyms for acclimatize

verb acclimatize

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

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