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verb[NO OBJECT]often acclimate to
1 Acclimatize:‘helping freshmen to acclimate to college life’
adjust, acclimatize, accommodate, attune, habituate, acculturate, conformView synonyms
- ‘Typically, it takes people from sea level five to seven days to acclimate to the elevation, said Dr. Chuck Fulco, the lead scientist on the Army's research team.’
- ‘He sighed, ‘and it will give me more time to get acclimated to to the darkness.’’
- ‘He has not yet acclimated to when our days and nights are.’
- ‘Gradually, as immigrants acclimated to the American milieu, in which others regarded them simply as Italians, and as they increasingly interacted with fellow immigrants, campanilismo gave way to a more national identity.’
- ‘Finally, I'm anxious to see Hideki Matsui now that he's had a full season to acclimate to major league baseball and the American culture.’
- ‘But Bosnian Americans tend to live with extended family members, though this is likely to end as Bosnians acclimate to American culture and become more financially successful.’
- ‘Slow-to-warm-up children need time to acclimate to a new environment and time to watch others do activities first.’
- ‘I quickly became acclimated to a variety of cultures and people - which was wonderful because I've always loved learning about new cultures.’
- ‘But to acclimate to life here, they often blend into the mainstream, becoming invisible.’
- ‘Eventually the city kids settle into a comfortable routine that vacillates between mocking their counterparts and helping them acclimate to their new surroundings.’
- ‘After their arrival in Colombia, the birds will spend two weeks in a holding facility to acclimate to their new surroundings before their release into a wilderness area 50 miles northeast of Bogota.’
- ‘You don't have to tell your body how to acclimate to new environments, it's wired into our systems.’
- ‘And WNY personnel at all communities are available to help residents get acclimated to their new surroundings, while finding all the local services and retail outlets they need.’
- ‘More interesting, perhaps, is the possibility that the co-eds themselves are the disease, unable to acclimate to the rural environment they've invaded.’
- ‘Joe Policastro has found a pleasant way to acclimate to the Florida heat and humidity that are part of early season racing - he and his wife Pam spend the winter months in their Palm Beach home.’
- ‘He tells of getting acclimated to Saudi Arabia and the life of an advisor.’
- ‘‘The student-athlete is getting more time to get acclimated to the institution,’ says Steve Mallonee, the NCAA director of membership services and governance liaison.’
- ‘Its soldiers and marines were better acclimated to the weather conditions in the Falklands as a result of their longer tenure in theater and from years of training in Norway.’
- ‘This questionnaire was administered during the second semester, in late March, so that the students would have had time to acclimate to the university culture.’
- ‘It's important to try to help foreign students acclimate to American universities.’
- 1.1Biology Respond physiologically or behaviourally to a change in a single environmental factor:‘trees may acclimate to high CO₂ levels by reducing the number of stomata’Compare with acclimatize
- ‘Several studies have indeed shown that plants acclimated to high light are less susceptible to a range of processes related to photoinhibition and photodamage.’
- ‘Furthermore, nitrogen limitation has been shown to affect adversely the ability of non-leguminous plants to acclimate to periods of environmental stress.’
- ‘Plants have evolved various protective mechanisms that allow them to acclimate to unfavourable environments for continued survival and growth.’
- ‘As with the photosynthetic apparatus, stomata can acclimate to long-term variation in CO2 supply.’
- ‘The capacity of an animal to acclimate to changes in environmental factors such as temperature may have potentially significant fitness consequences.’
- ‘P max can acclimate to several factors, which are, in approximate order of importance, light, nitrogen nutrition, ambient carbon dioxide concentration and temperature.’
- ‘No information on the phenological plasticity of other benthic freshwater algae or on their capacity to acclimate to the naturally changing light environment is available.’
- ‘But your body seeks homeostasis, and when you continue to do the same thing for an extended period, your body will eventually acclimate to it.’
- ‘Other studies also showed that photosynthesis of Arctic macrophytes has the potential to acclimate to UVBR.’
- ‘If the individual is unable to acclimate to the LPF, or move away from it, then symptoms of stress and eventually death will occur.’
- ‘These factors allow the organism to propagate and acclimate to the host's internal environment.’
- ‘After you take a proper dosage for a certain length of time, your body will acclimate to it and you won't seem to get as hot, nor will you feel as revved up.’
- ‘Arabidopsis plants which lack functional photoreceptors are able to acclimate to a changed light intensity.’
- ‘Nevertheless, we hypothesize that that these mice do not physiologically acclimate to chronic heat exposure and instead, respond to heat stress behaviorally or by selecting favorable microclimates.’
- 1.2Botany Horticulture [with object] Harden off (a plant).
adapt, adjust, acclimatize, attune, habituate, accommodate, assimilate, acculturate, inure, harden, condition, reconcile, become resigned, resignView synonyms
- ‘If you've gardened for more than a season or two you have almost certainly run into this concept, and learned that it is a straightforward process that gradually acclimates the seedling to life in the great outdoors.’
Late 18th century: from French acclimater, from a- (from Latin ad to, at) + climat climate.
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