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habituate

(hə-bĭch′o͞o-āt′)
v. habitu·ated, habitu·ating, habitu·ates
v.tr.
To accustom by frequent repetition or prolonged exposure.
v.intr.
1. To cause physiological or psychological habituation, as to a drug.
2. Psychology To experience habituation.
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Baiting changes bears' behaviors, habituates them to human food sources and reduces their natural fear of humans, which increases the likelihood of negative interactions with people.
If the spiritual disciplines I have listed in triplets above are truly means of God's delectable grace, they will form habits instead of needing to be habit formed; they will habituate the Christian like the delightful taste of human food habituates the fox.
But like the character Nobody in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, 1995, the more Durham habituates himself to Europe, the more potent come to seem the tropes of this identity, a development probably owing to his increased renown.