(v.) = accustom ; wean ; acclimatise [acclimatize, -USA]. Ex: To the critics of Panizzi, accustomed to the simplicity of the finding catalog, 'the whole volume' represented 'a magnificent mistake'. Ex: Classes which are not accustomed to the practice of silent reading will need weaning. Ex: Listening to stories, poems, nursery rhymes, nonsense, while occupied with a loved adult in a comforting activity, acclimatizes the infant to the rhythms of prose and poetry. ---- * acostumbrar a = wean + Nombre + on. * acostumbrarse = become + adept ; inure. * acostumbrarse a = get + a feel for ; live with ; get used to. * acostumbrarse a las cosas = get (back) into + the swings of things ; things + grow on + Pronombre. * acostumbrarse a manejar Algo = get + the hang of. * acostumbrarse a no sentir = become hardened to. * acostumbrarse a una idea = get used to + idea ; deal with + concept. (v.) = become + adept ; inure. Ex: Worse still, some EC countries, particularly in a period of world economic recession, become adept at bending the Community's rules to suit their own purposes. Ex: It is believed that children, no matter when they were born, can never become inured to the death of a parent.