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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  He  is  addicted  to  his  study.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  That  part  of  mankind  that  addict  their  minds  to 
  speculations.  --Adventurer. 
 
  His  genius  addicted  him  to  the  study  of  antiquity. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  A  man  gross  .  .  .  and  addicted  to  low  company. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  adapt;  to  make  suitable;  to  fit  [Obs.] 
 
  The  land  about  is  exceedingly  addicted  to  wood,  but 
  the  coldness  of  the  place  hinders  the  growth. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  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. 




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