UK [əˈklaɪmətaɪz] / US [əˈklaɪməˌtaɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "acclimatize":
present tense I/you/we/they acclimatize he/she/it acclimatizes present participle acclimatizing past tense acclimatized past participle acclimatized
to become familiar with a new place, different weather conditions, or a new situation

She's already in Malaysia, where she's acclimatizing for this week's tournament.

acclimatize yourself to something:

Owen was still acclimatizing himself to playing at international level.

Derived word:
UK [əˌklaɪmətaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [əˌklaɪmətɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] noun uncountable

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  • Acclimatize — Ac*cli ma*tize ([a^]k kl[imac] m[.a]*t[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acclimatized} ([a^]k kl[imac] m[.a]*t[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Acclimatizing} ([a^]k kl[imac] m[.a]*t[imac] z[i^]ng).] To inure or habituate to a climate different from that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acclimatize — index adapt, attune, conform, inure (accustom) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • acclimatize — (v.) 1836; see ACCLIMATE (Cf. acclimate) + IZE (Cf. ize); a more recent formation than acclimate and replacing it in many uses. Related: Acclimatized; acclimatizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • acclimatize — (Amer.) ac·cli·ma·tize || É™ klaɪmÉ™taɪz v. adjust to a new environment; adapt oneself (also acclimatise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acclimatize — acclimate, *harden, season Analogous words: see ACCLIMATE …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acclimatize — (also acclimatise) ► VERB ▪ make or become accustomed to a new climate or new conditions. DERIVATIVES acclimatization noun. ORIGIN French acclimater, from climat climate …   English terms dictionary

  • acclimatize — [ə klī′mə tīz΄] vt., vi. acclimatized, acclimatizing ACCLIMATE acclimatization n …   English World dictionary

  • acclimatize — ac|cli|ma|tize also acclimatise BrE [əˈklaımətaız] v also ac|cli|mate [əˈklaımət US ˈækləmeıt, əˈklaımət] AmE [I and T] [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: acclimater, from climat; CLIMATE] to become used to a new place, situation, or type of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acclimatize — v. (D; intr., refl., tr.) to acclimatize to (we acclimatized quickly/acclimatized ourselves quickly to the jungle; he became acclimatized to the new surroundings) * * * [ə klaɪmətaɪz] (D; intr., refl., tr.) to acclimatize to (we acclimatized… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • acclimatize — or acclimatise verb 1》 (often acclimatize to or be/become acclimatized to) become accustomed to a new climate or new conditions. 2》 Biology respond to changes in environmental factors. 3》 Botany & Horticulture harden off (a plant). Derivatives… …   English new terms dictionary

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