Synonyms and related words:
acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, apprentice, break, break in, break to harness, breed, bring up, bust, case harden, condition, confirm, cultivate, develop, discipline, domesticate, domesticize, drill, establish, exercise, familiarize, fetch up, fit, fix, form, foster, gentle, groom, habituate, harden, house-train, improve, inure, knock over, lick into shape, naturalize, nurse, nurture, orient, orientate, practice, prepare, put in tune, put to school, raise, ransack, ready, rear, rehearse, rifle, rob, season, send to school, take in hand, tame, train, wont

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