Verb acclimate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


acclimate (third-person singular simple present acclimates, present participle acclimating, simple past and past participle acclimated)

  1. (transitive, chiefly US) To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.
  2. (transitive) To adjust to a new environment; not necessarily a wild, natural, earthy one.
  3. (intransitive) To become accustomed to a new climate or environment.

More definition: accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
1792, from French acclimater, verb formed from à "to" (see ad-) + climat (see climate). Related, Acclimated; acclimating. The extended form acclimatize is now more common.


She'd been there for about two months, not yet enough time to acclimate to the Guardians.

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