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Accustom vs. Custom — What's the Difference?

Accustom vs. Custom — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Accustom and Custom

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Accustom

To familiarize, as by constant practice, use, or habit
I have accustomed myself to working long hours.

Custom

A traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time
Custom demanded that a person should have gifts for the child
The old English custom of dancing round the maypole

Accustom

To make familiar by use; to cause to accept; to habituate, familiarize, or inure.
Early exposure to pet allergens and pet-related bacteria accustoms the body to allergens.

Custom

Regular dealings with a shop or business by customers
If you keep me waiting, I will take my custom elsewhere

Accustom

To be wont.
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Custom

Made or done to order; custom-made
A custom guitar

Accustom

To cohabit.

Custom

A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.

Accustom

(obsolete) Custom.

Custom

The tradition or body of such practices
The respect that is by custom accorded to the king.

Accustom

To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; - with to.
I shall always fear that he who accustoms himself to fraud in little things, wants only opportunity to practice it in greater.

Custom

A habitual practice of a person
My custom of reading a little before sleep.

Accustom

To be wont.

Custom

Habitual manner or practice
I am not by custom a coffee drinker.

Accustom

To cohabit.
We with the best men accustom openly; you with the basest commit private adulteries.

Custom

(Law) A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.

Accustom

Custom.

Custom

Habitual patronage, as of a store
Tried to obtain the custom of the wealthiest shoppers.

Accustom

Make psychologically or physically used (to something);
She became habituated to the background music

Custom

Duties or taxes imposed on imported and, less commonly, exported goods.

Custom

(used with a sing. verb) The governmental agency authorized to collect these duties.

Custom

(used with a sing. verb) The place where goods and baggage entering a country are inspected by this agency
Go through customs.

Custom

Tribute, service, or rent paid by a feudal tenant to a lord.

Custom

Made to order
Custom suits.

Custom

Specializing in the making or selling of made-to-order goods
A custom tailor.

Custom

Frequent repetition of the same behavior; way of behavior common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; method of doing, living or behaving.

Custom

Habitual buying of goods from one same vendor.

Custom

(collectively) The habitual patrons (i.e. customers) of a business; business support.

Custom

(legal) Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent. Compare prescription.

Custom

Traditional beliefs or rituals.
The Ancient Egyptian culture had many distinctive and interesting beliefs and customs; one custom was the mummification of the dead.

Custom

A custom (made-to-order) piece of art, pornography, etc.

Custom

(obsolete) Familiar acquaintance; familiarity.

Custom

Toll, tax, or tribute.

Custom

Created under particular specifications, specially to fit one's needs: specialized, unique, custom-made.
My feet are very large, so I need custom shoes.

Custom

Own, personal, not standard or premade.
We can embroider a wide range of ready designs or a custom logo.

Custom

(archaic) Accustomed; usual.

Custom

To make familiar; to accustom.

Custom

To supply with customers.

Custom

To pay the customs of.

Custom

To have a custom.

Custom

Frequent repetition of the same act; way of acting common to many; ordinary manner; habitual practice; usage; method of doing or living.
And teach customs which are not lawful.
Moved beyond his custom, Gama said.
A customMore honored in the breach than the observance.

Custom

Habitual buying of goods; practice of frequenting, as a shop, manufactory, etc., for making purchases or giving orders; business support.
Let him have your custom, but not your votes.

Custom

Long-established practice, considered as unwritten law, and resting for authority on long consent; usage. See Usage, and Prescription.

Custom

Familiar aquaintance; familiarity.
Age can not wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety.

Custom

The customary toll, tax, or tribute.
Render, therefore, to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom.

Custom

Duties or tolls imposed by law on commodities, imported or exported.

Custom

To make familiar; to accustom.

Custom

To supply with customers.

Custom

To have a custom.
On a bridge he custometh to fight.

Custom

To pay the customs of.

Custom

Accepted or habitual practice

Custom

A specific practice of long standing

Custom

Money collected under a tariff

Custom

Habitual patronage;
I have given this tailor my custom for many years

Custom

Made according to the specifications of an individual

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