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We need to habituate better thinking to appreciate more of your day because that has a neurological correlate.
Goldie Hawn

Meaning of "habituate" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HABITUATE

habituate  [həˈbɪtjʊˌeɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HABITUATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Habituate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb habituate in English.

WHAT DOES HABITUATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Habituation

Habituation is a form of learning in which an organism decreases or ceases to respond to a stimulus after repeated presentations. Essentially, the organism learns to stop responding to a stimulus which is no longer biologically relevant. For example, organisms may habituate to repeated sudden loud noises when they learn these have no consequences. Habituation usually refers to a reduction in innate behaviours, rather than behaviours developed during conditioning in which the process is termed "extinction". Sensitization is the opposite process to habituation, i.e. an increase in the elicited behavior from repeated presentation of a stimulus. There may also be an initial increase in response immediately prior to the decline. Another related phenomenon is stimulus generalization, when habituation occurs in response to other stimuli that are similar to the original stimulus. The opposing process, stimulus discrimination, is when habituation does not occur to other stimuli that are dissimilar to the original stimulus.

Definition of habituate in the English dictionary

The definition of habituate in the dictionary is to accustom; make used. Other definition of habituate is to frequent.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HABITUATE

PRESENT

Present
I habituate
you habituate
he/she/it habituates
we habituate
you habituate
they habituate
Present continuous
I am habituating
you are habituating
he/she/it is habituating
we are habituating
you are habituating
they are habituating
Present perfect
I have habituated
you have habituated
he/she/it has habituated
we have habituated
you have habituated
they have habituated
Present perfect continuous
I have been habituating
you have been habituating
he/she/it has been habituating
we have been habituating
you have been habituating
they have been habituating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I habituated
you habituated
he/she/it habituated
we habituated
you habituated
they habituated
Past continuous
I was habituating
you were habituating
he/she/it was habituating
we were habituating
you were habituating
they were habituating
Past perfect
I had habituated
you had habituated
he/she/it had habituated
we had habituated
you had habituated
they had habituated
Past perfect continuous
I had been habituating
you had been habituating
he/she/it had been habituating
we had been habituating
you had been habituating
they had been habituating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will habituate
you will habituate
he/she/it will habituate
we will habituate
you will habituate
they will habituate
Future continuous
I will be habituating
you will be habituating
he/she/it will be habituating
we will be habituating
you will be habituating
they will be habituating
Future perfect
I will have habituated
you will have habituated
he/she/it will have habituated
we will have habituated
you will have habituated
they will have habituated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been habituating
you will have been habituating
he/she/it will have been habituating
we will have been habituating
you will have been habituating
they will have been habituating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would habituate
you would habituate
he/she/it would habituate
we would habituate
you would habituate
they would habituate
Conditional continuous
I would be habituating
you would be habituating
he/she/it would be habituating
we would be habituating
you would be habituating
they would be habituating
Conditional perfect
I would have habituate
you would have habituate
he/she/it would have habituate
we would have habituate
you would have habituate
they would have habituate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been habituating
you would have been habituating
he/she/it would have been habituating
we would have been habituating
you would have been habituating
they would have been habituating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you habituate
we let´s habituate
you habituate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to habituate
Past participle
habituated
Present Participle
habituating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HABITUATE


acuate
ˈækjʊˌeɪt
attenuate
əˈtɛnjʊˌeɪt
continuate
kənˈtɪnjʊˌeɪt
disambiguate
ˌdɪsæmˈbɪɡjʊˌeɪt
effectuate
ɪˈfɛktjʊˌeɪt
evacuate
ɪˈvækjʊˌeɪt
evaluate
ɪˈvæljʊˌeɪt
extenuate
ɪkˈstɛnjʊˌeɪt
fluctuate
ˈflʌktjʊˌeɪt
individuate
ˌɪndɪˈvɪdjʊˌeɪt
infatuate
ɪnˈfætjʊˌeɪt
insinuate
ɪnˈsɪnjʊˌeɪt
interpunctuate
ˌɪntəˈpʌŋktjʊˌeɪt
perpetuate
pəˈpɛtjʊˌeɪt
punctuate
ˈpʌŋktjʊˌeɪt
situate
ˈsɪtjʊˌeɪt
superannuate
ˌsuːpərˈænjʊˌeɪt
toluate
ˈtɒljʊˌeɪt
tumultuate
tjuːˈmʌltjʊˌeɪt
valuate
ˈvæljʊˌeɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HABITUATE

habilitation
habit
habit-forming
habitability
habitable
habitableness
habitably
habitant
habitat
habitation
habitational
habitaunce
habited
habitual
habitually
habitualness
habituation
habitude
habitudinal
habitus

WORDS THAT END LIKE HABITUATE

accentuate
actuate
adequate
antiquate
arcuate
college graduate
eluate
equate
eventuate
fructuate
graduate
inadequate
menstruate
mispunctuate
overaccentuate
postgraduate
re-evaluate
reactuate
resituate
undergraduate

Synonyms and antonyms of habituate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HABITUATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «habituate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of habituate

Translation of «habituate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HABITUATE

Find out the translation of habituate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of habituate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «habituate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

,观察者
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

habituar
570 millions of speakers

English

habituate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आदत डालना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

روض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приучить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

habituar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভ্যস্ত করান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

habituer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Habituate
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gewöhnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

慣らす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

길들
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Habituate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quen làm việc gì
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழக்க படுத்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सवयी करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alıştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abituare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przyzwyczaić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

привчити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deprinde
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνηθίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

habitueer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

habituate
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilvenne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of habituate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HABITUATE»

The term «habituate» is regularly used and occupies the 85.105 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HABITUATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «habituate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «habituate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about habituate

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «HABITUATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word habituate.
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Goldie Hawn
We need to habituate better thinking to appreciate more of your day because that has a neurological correlate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HABITUATE»

Discover the use of habituate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to habituate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Introduction to Learning and Behavior
But you then begin to habituate to the shots, and after a while you hardly notice them. Another factor that influences habituation versus sensitization, which can often override the intensity factor, is the evolutionary (adaptive) sig— nificance of  ...
Russell Powell, P. Honey, Diane Symbaluk, 2012
2
Cognitive Psychology
Among other phenomena, psychologists have used habituation to study visual discrimination (detection of differences among stimuli) in infants. First, they habituate the infant to a particular visual pattern. They do so by presenting it until the ...
Robert Sternberg, 2008
3
Among African Apes: Stories and Photos from the Field
The main method used to get detailed observations on wild apes is to “habituate” them. What this means is that through repeated neutral contact with human observers, the apes gradually lose their fear of humans and will accept us watching ...
Martha M. Robbins, Christophe Boesch, 2011
4
Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
Sometime between 10 and 14 months, infants habituate not only to objects but to objects in relation to one another. After viewing toys that sit atop upsidedown containers, infants habituate to this relationship between the objects and choose to ...
David Shaffer, Katherine Kipp, 2013
5
Affect Imagery Consciousness
Because there were no differences in response between the infants and adults, and because the response did not habituate, Schiff et al. regard it as probable that this response is independent of learning, or else such learning must occur at a ...
6
The Development Of Sensory, Motor And Cognitive Capacities ...
is also primitive and widespread: fetuses habituate (e.g., Hepper & Shahidullah, 1992; Leader, 1994; Madison, Madison, & Adubato, 1985). However, the decrement in attention in infants that is habituation is also thought to comprise processes ...
Butterworth University of Sussex.,, George Butterworth, Francesca Simion, 2013
7
Handbook of Interventions that Work with Children and ...
In contrast to associative models of phobia acquisition, non-associative models have relied on a combination of temperament, biology, and failure to habituate to explain the development of a phobia. Essentially, these models are built upon ...
Paula M. Barrett, Thomas H. Ollendick, 2004
8
Gender Differences in Psychological and Physiological ...
Among mammals and humans in particular, the ability to habituate to the repeated presentation of a stressor seems to reflect an adaptive process ( Eisenstein et al., 2001). Moreover, these authors contend that sensitization or a failure to ...
Brian J. Schmaus, 2007
9
Affect Imagery Consciousness: The Complete Edition: Two Volumes
Whether or not the response will habituate must be left an open question. Only two animals were tested by a succession of fifteen looming trials spaced about ten seconds apart. When one considers that the startle response to a gunshot will  ...
Silvan S. Tomkins PhD, 2008
10
The Development of Attention: Research and Theory
First, on an information-processing interpretation, other things being equal, older and more developed or mature babies ought to habituate more efficiently than younger and less developed or mature babies. Fantz (1964) first demonstrated ...
J.T. Enns, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HABITUATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term habituate is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Hiding From Animals
As scientists studying meerkats and chimps have shown, with time you can habituate them to your presence. But hiding is a habit that is hard to ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Appeals court upholds DNR decision to deny permit to bear …
He "continues to habituate and tame bears," Niskanen said. "We still think this taming of wild animals poses a safety hazard to the public.". «Minnesota Public Radio News, Jul 15»
3
Foreshore birds delight
They also have a breeding area that they habituate in Northern California, Southern Oregon.” They're an interesting bird, he says. “They're one ... «Salmon Arm Observer, Jul 15»
4
Opinion: We're no good at judging what makes us happy
Psychologists use the concept of the "hedonic treadmill" to explain how we all habituate to the things we save so hard to buy (or quickly adapt ... «The Press, Jul 15»
5
THE INSIDER: When growing cabbages beats making steel
Wise words. "WALKING is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far." Thomas Jefferson, the third US president (1743-1826). «BDlive, Jul 15»
6
Overcome a Health Rut With These 6 Sneaky Tips
People habituate to everything from the brightness of light in their room to the taste of their pancakes.” Visualize yourself eating a particular food ... «Care2.com, Jul 15»
7
At Katmai National Park, Bears and Humans Too Close for Comfort
Thus, he notes, human activity is limited in time and highly predictable in space so bears can adapt or habituate. This also permits bears a ... «The Wildlife News, Jul 15»
8
A step in the right direction
Habituate yourself to walk very far.” But usually, who really wonders - or even cares - about how far they have walked each day? However, the ... «Wigan Today, Jul 15»
9
Be on best behaviour in the back country
Even crumbs can help habituate animals to portage landings. Once, in the Experimental Lakes Area, I returned to a landing to discover my ... «Winnipeg Free Press, Jul 15»
10
Unravelling the 'desi' magic
Indian aesthetics hold eminence in the context of home and interiors not only because of its splendour, but also its ability to habituate to ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Habituate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/habituate>. Jun 2020 ».
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