Meaning of ACCUSTOM in English

ACCUSTOM

verb

1

BAD : I am beginning to accustom to the British way of life.

GOOD : I am beginning to get accustomed to the British way of life.

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be/become/get/grow accustomed to sth : 'Within a few minutes, my eyes had grown accustomed to the dark.'

Note that, apart from in formal styles, most people prefer be/become/ get/grow used to : 'I am beginning to get used to the British way of life.'

2

BAD : Where I come from, we are not accustomed to see so many things in the shops.

GOOD : Where I come from, we are not accustomed to seeing so many things in the shops.

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be accustomed to doing sth (NOT to do ): 'He was accustomed to leading a life of luxury.'

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