habituate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v habituate make psychologically or physically used (to something) "She became habituated to the background music"
    • v habituate take or consume (regularly or habitually) "She uses drugs rarely"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Habituate Firmly established by custom; formed by habit; habitual.
    • Habituate To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize. "Our English dogs, who were habituated to a colder clime.""Men are first corrupted . . . and next they habituate themselves to their vicious practices."
    • Habituate To settle as an inhabitant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • habituate To accustom; make familiar by habit or customary experience.
    • habituate To settle as an inhabitant in a place.
    • habituate Synonyms 1. To inure, harden, familiarize (with).
    • habituate Inveterate by custom; formed by habit; habitual.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Habituate to cause to acquire a habit: to accustom
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Quotations

  • Charles Baudelaire
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    “There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.”
  • Willard Beecher
    Willard Beecher
    “Competition is a process or variety of habitual behavior that grows out of a habit of mind.”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
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    “But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast.”
  • Eustace Budgell
    Eustace Budgell
    “Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
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    “In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. habituatus, p. p. of habituare, to bring into a condition or habit of body: cf. F. habituer,. See Habit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. habitus, state, dress—habēre, to have.

Usage

In literature:

If once they are habituated to it, though but for one half-year, they will never be satisfied to have it otherwise.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
And in habitual drunkards, in a morning before their usual potation, there is a deficiency both of stimulus and of sensorial power.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
But the young man, who was habitually and totally abstinent, shook his head.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
We cannot omit a form of imprecation for good, which is also habitual among the peasantry of Ireland.
"Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee" by William Carleton
The "princely Hereward" habitually governed himself.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
The two-rank formation is the one habitually employed.
"Elements of Military Art and Science" by Henry Wager Halleck
Eight subjects saw this phenomenon distinctly and, after some training in timing their eye-movements, habitually.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
An 'uneducated' person is one who is nonplussed by all but the most habitual situations.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
Notice your habitual tones in speaking.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
The professor was habitually cool, and the lawyer severely skeptical.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
It combined with the suspiciousness which now became habitual.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
In a word, that the teacher is governed habitually by the wisdom of patience waiting with pleasure.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Folk who habitually wear glasses look unnatural without them.
"Poison Island" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
Yet it was not a hard or habitually haughty, or even a very decided face.
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
Justine had sunk into the window-seat, her thin hands clasping her knee, in the attitude habitual to her meditative moments.
"The Fruit of the Tree" by Edith Wharton
All was masked by the most refined, manly courtesy and held in check by habitual self-control.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
His habits of action, his habitual choices, his habitual feelings, will be built up with this ideal self as a standard and control.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
My eye wanders with a sort of habitual delight over the oval outlines of his body.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
He was, indeed, moved to the point of losing his habitual suavity of demeanour.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
As "thoughts take form in action," so habitual mental states tend to register traces of those actions.
"How to Read Human Nature" by William Walker Atkinson
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In poetry:

Dream-emptied by some shifting
Monna Bice, you I resume:
Continually suffer the habitual
Cobra of my slightest gloom!
"The Progress Of Œnia" by Allen Tate
Habituate thy mind to good,
Nor let it feed on chaffy food,
It easily may be restrain'd,
If it betimes be tightly rein'd.
"Advice, Concerning The Government Of Our Thoughts" by Rees Prichard
But on my far-off solitude
No harsh alarums can intrude;
The terror comes to me subdued
And charmed by distance,
To deepen the habitual mood
Of my existence.
"Fancy's Casuistry" by James Russell Lowell
These are Thy gifts; and these shall be
My pure, habitual offering;
Accept, great God of purity!
Accept, forgive benignantly,
The imperfect tribute that I bring.
"Summer: Wednesday Morning" by John Bowring
YOU may be accurate when yon say
That habitual honesty does not pay;
But there's still one point which leaves room for doubt,
Which is: How the devil did you find out?
"Epigram VI - Inexperto Crede" by John Collings Squire
But when, asudden, swift on angry flash,
Rumbled imperious thunder overhead,
At the commanding mandate, Sisyphus,
Bulkily rising, straightened limbs relaxed,
And turned him yet again unto his task,
Mumbling the while habitual lament.
"Sisyphus" by Alfred Austin

In news:

She's a realtor to the stars, a Hampton's socialite, and a habitual drunk driver who's managed to stay out of jail three different times.
The history of habitual handwashing.
Habitual DUI offender sentenced.
Habitual Versus Evidence-Based Decision Making.
See all the pictures from the HABITUAL collections from HABITUAL .
Mich Senate OKs habitual offender bill.
Parents question kids' TV viewing, habitual lying.
Natural remedies typically involve plants or habitual lifestyle changes that help alleviate hot flash es.
And the price of a young voter is even higher, as new, non-habitual voters require more cultivation .
Habitual domestic violence offender sentenced.
Matt Agudo's habitual base of operations is the Starbucks in East Hampton.
The Florida Supreme Court says an Ocala judge will be reprimanded for habitual tardiness.
Jeremiah Joshua White, 31, is wanted for assault on a female, two counts of resisting a public officer, habitual misdemeanor assault and probation violation.
A new study shows that habitual strenuous exercise may be linked to impaired cognition function in women later in life.
In a down economy, people rediscover these tried-and-true techniques for economizing that habitually frugal people practice all the time.
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In science:

The habitual nowadays description of simple finite dimensional Lie algebras in terms of abstract root systems, although enables one to advance rather far in the study of representations, reminds us V.
Simple Lie superalgebras and nonintegrable distributions in characteristic p
Exceptional complex geometry based on the properties of a remarkable algebraic structures (biquaternions), when introduced into foundations of physics as the primordial “hidden” geometry of the space-time (instead of the habitual Minkowski geometry), results in a quite novel and unexpected picture of the World.
Algbrodynamics over complex space and phase extension of the Minkowski geometry
Leading to the same habitual linear dependence of thermodynamic potential vs. activity logarithm (instead of concentration), that allowed the thermodynamic functions to keep the same appearance, passing open and closed systems for isolated entities.
New Thermodynamic Paradigm of Chemical Equilibria
TdE is bifurcation point, i.e. the stronger is the system resistance against bifurcations. As τj and TdF increase further, bifurcation area stays either unchanged or experience instabilities, appearing as series of chaotic oscillations instead of the period dubbing, typical for the habitual bifurcation diagrams.
New Thermodynamic Paradigm of Chemical Equilibria
Rats were first habituated to the stationary rod.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Of course, not every ”deviation from the norm” looks funny; but it should be taken into account that habitual, oft-repeated deviations are analogous to hackneyed jokes (see below) and the weak deviations are easily forced out by other emotions (see the following paper ).
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
This conjecture is not nullified because it doesn't meet the convenient and habitual assumptions of the objective reality theory it denies.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
The only difference is that for microscopic systems we are forced to accept the superposition of states while for the macroscopic ones we habitually disregard them as of no consequence.
Are Quantum States Subjective?
Habitually, test team perform static test of the design document to detect the defects while the code developers perform dynamic execution of the design solution. Consequently, defect detection rate is low as designers cannot visualize the design flaws until the design is implemented.
Analysis of Test Efficiency during Software Development Process
To break out of the limitations imposed by habitual thinking, we propose a different mathematical model for the structure of spacetime.
Physical Applications of a Generalized Clifford Calculus (Papapetrou equations and Metamorphic Curvature)
Systems with internal constraints are quite interesting since many dynamical systems are given in terms of non-symplectic forms instead of the more habitual symplectic ones.
Singular lagrangian systems and variational constrained mechanics on Lie algebroids
However, what is habitually called ‘open-field measurements’ in the field of radiation therapy corresponds to beams which have already been restricted in size by the primary collimator.
Collimator effects in proton planning
It would be desirable to get more clear notion on how the properties of systems are transformed when the system becomes of finite size (because we have in our habitual practice to do with finite volumes).
Spreading of the conception of permanent resonance to wave motions over lattices
The density matrix (1) allows one to apply the field theory to the description of the further evolution and results in a set of habitual elements like cross-sections, self-energies, vertices.
Heavy dileptons from nonequilibrium QGP
Just for the purpose of the following calculations it is written not it terms of habitual Mandelstam variables (s, t, u).
Heavy dileptons from nonequilibrium QGP
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