Addict Ad*dict", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Addicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Addicting}.] [L. addictus, p. p. of addicere to adjudge, devote; ad + dicere to say. See {Diction}.] 1. To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to. ``They addict themselves to the civil law.'' --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

He is addicted to his study. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

That part of mankind that addict their minds to speculations. --Adventurer. [1913 Webster]

His genius addicted him to the study of antiquity. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

A man gross . . . and addicted to low company. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To adapt; to make suitable; to fit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The land about is exceedingly addicted to wood, but the coldness of the place hinders the growth. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

Syn: {Addict}, {Devote}, {Consecrate}, {Dedicate}. Addict was formerly used in a good sense; as, addicted to letters; but is now mostly employed in a bad sense or an indifferent one; as, addicted to vice; addicted to sensual indulgence. ``Addicted to staying at home.'' --J. S. Mill. Devote is always taken in a good sense, expressing habitual earnestness in the pursuit of some favorite object; as, devoted to science. Consecrate and dedicate express devotion of a higher kind, involving religious sentiment; as, consecrated to the service of the church; dedicated to God. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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