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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [huh-bich-oo-eyt]
    • /həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪt/
    • /həˈbɪtjʊeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [huh-bich-oo-eyt]
    • /həˈbɪtʃ uˌeɪt/

Definitions of habituate word

  • verb with object habituate to accustom (a person, the mind, etc.), as to a particular situation: Wealth habituated him to luxury. 1
  • verb with object habituate Archaic. to frequent. 1
  • verb without object habituate to cause habituation, physiologically or psychologically. 1
  • noun habituate Make or become accustomed or used to something. 1
  • intransitive verb habituate accustom: to sth 1
  • verb habituate to accustom; make used (to) 0

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Origin of habituate

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
1520-30; < Late Latin habituātus conditioned, constituted, (past participle of habituāre), equivalent to habitu(s) habit1 + -ātus -ate1

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Parts of speech for Habituate


habituate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% 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.

habituate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for habituate

verb habituate

  • discipline — training to act in accordance with rules; drill: military discipline.
  • school — a large number of fish, porpoises, whales, or the like, feeding or migrating together.
  • adjust — When you adjust to a new situation, you get used to it by changing your behaviour or your ideas.
  • inure — to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, etc.; toughen or harden; habituate (usually followed by to): inured to cold.
  • confirm — If something confirms what you believe, suspect, or fear, it shows that it is definitely true.

Antonyms for habituate

verb habituate

  • veto — the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel or postpone the decisions, enactments, etc., of another branch, especially the right of a president, governor, or other chief executive to reject bills passed by the legislature.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.
  • disorientate — to disorient.
  • dishabituate — to cause to be no longer habituated or accustomed.

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