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Synonyms for acclimatize

adapt to


  • adapt to
  • get used to
  • adjust to
  • habituate to
  • naturalize to
  • become seasoned to
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Synonyms for acclimatize

to make or become suitable to a particular situation or use

to make resistant to hardship, especially through continued exposure

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Synonyms for acclimatize

get used to a certain climate

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The recommendations of these committees, and the arguments in the Yeoman and Acclimatiser article, show in microcosm how salmonid acclimatisation was simultaneously embedded in the particularities of colonial Victorian politics and science while being linked to broader transnational and Australasian acclimatisation, aquaculture and conservation networks.
The Argus and the Yeoman and Australian Acclimatiser were very pleased at the appointment of these committees, noting that 'Of the really valuable fishes we know scarcely a quarter of those which exist in the Australian seas, and those we know and can get at we allow to be mishandled until they are threatened with utter extermination'.
The British naturalist and acclimatiser Francis Buckland explicitly drew on Wilson and the Ashworth brothers to justify fish acclimatisation in his first speech on acclimatisation.
Studies of acclimatisation in Victoria have picked up on these motifs, arguing that acclimatisers wanted to transform Australia into a New Britain because native wildlife lacked the cultural resonance to create a stable cultural landscape.
Ian Tyrrell wrote that the American conservationist George Perkins Marsh influenced acclimatisers in Australia, with particular reference to conserving forests.