Acclimate meaning

ăklə-māt, ə-klīmĭt
To acclimate is to be comfortable with something new, such as a new temperature or a new situation.

An example of acclimate is a student who begins to make friends and join clubs in his new school.

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To accustom or become accustomed to a different climate, environment, or circumstances, as by physiological or psychological changes.
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To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.
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To accustom or become accustomed to a new environment or situation; adapt.
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(chiefly US) To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.
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To adjust to a new environment; not necessarily a wild, natural, earthy one.
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(intransitive) To become accustomed to a new climate or environment.
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Origin of acclimate

  • French acclimater a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) climat climate (from Old French climate)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1792, from French acclimater, from à + climat (“climate”) from Latin ad + climat, (English climate) from Ancient Greek, from Proto-Indo-European – see climate.

    From Wiktionary