verb (used with or without object), ac·cli·mat·ed, ac·cli·mat·ing.
- to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
1792, from French acclimater, verb formed from à “to” (see ad-) + climat (see climate). Related: Acclimated; acclimating. The extended form acclimatize is now more common.
- The process of becoming adjusted to a new environment or situation.