If you're accustomed to something, you're used to it. Being accustomed has to do with habits and lifestyle.


Familiar through use; usual; customary.

(often followed by `to'') in the habit of or adapted to; "accustomed to doing her own work"; "I''ve grown accustomed to her face"

Adjective S.
commonly used or practiced; usual; "his accustomed thoroughness"; "took his customary morning walk"; "his habitual comment"; "with her wonted candor"

imp. & p. p.
of Accustom

Familiar through use; usual; customary.

Frequented by customers.


Ac*cus"tomed , a. 1. Familiar through use; usual; customary. "An accustomed action." Shak. 2. Frequented by customers. [Obs.] "A well accustomed shop." Smollett.

Familiar through use; usual; customary.


Usage Examples

I love physical kinds of comedy and getting down and dirty and doing stunts. When I was growing up, I was always getting into fights with guys and usually punching out boys my age because I was a lot bigger and tougher. So I'm naturally accustomed to putting myself into the headspace of a girl who can take care of herself.

I'm so accustomed to being alone.

It's a very difficult thing for people to accept, seeing women act out anger on the screen. We're more accustomed to seeing men expressing rage and women crying.

In the heat of our campaigns, we have all become accustomed to a little anger and exaggeration. Yet, on the whole, our political process has served us well.

In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.

I've been accustomed to being famous and having a certain level of attention for 14 years, but in the last few months, it's changed. It's like on the arcade game, I've gone up to the next level.

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Other Usage Examples

All my life, Americans have been accustomed to thinking of theirs as 'the richest, freest' country in the world. By most measurements, it was long a contender for that honor, and - among the larger countries, if equal weight were given to wealth and indices of freedom - probably did deserve to be so described.

Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.

Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature.

Because of my medical and ideological training, I am accustomed to saying that life is adaptation and symbiosis.

Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.

I wanted to be a 150% entrepreneur and a 150% mom, and I found that I was having a very hard time doing both. I was about 75% and 75% - still better than 100%, but not what I was accustomed to at work.

It's sad that we have become so accustomed to bad service that we're shocked when we get good service.

Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals.

Children are already accustomed to a world that moves faster and is more exciting than anything a teacher in front of a classroom can do.


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