addict oneself

addict oneself
cause to become dependent on, cause to become addicted

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  • addict — [ə dikt′; ] for n. [, ad′ikt] vt. [< L addictus, pp. of addicere, to give assent < ad , to + dicere, to say: see DICTION] 1. to give (oneself) up to some strong habit: usually in the passive voice 2. to cause (someone) to become addicted to …   English World dictionary

  • addict — I. transitive verb Etymology: Latin addictus, past participle of addicere to favor, from ad + dicere to say more at diction Date: 1534 1. to devote or surrender (oneself) to something habitually or obsessively < addicted to gambling > 2. to cause …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • addict — n. /ad ikt/; v. /euh dikt /, n. 1. a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance: a drug addict. v.t. 2. to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • addict — 1. noun /ˈædɪkt,əˈdɪkt/ a) A person who is addicted, especially to a harmful drug b) An adherent or fan (of something) Syn: junkie, slave …   Wiktionary

  • addict — ad·dict || ædɪkt n. one who is devoted to a certain habit; habitual drug user v. cause to become dependent on, cause to become addicted to (a habit forming substance); compulsively devote oneself to someone or something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • addict — ad•dict n. [[t]ˈæd ɪkt[/t]] v. [[t]əˈdɪkt[/t]] n. 1) pha one who is addicted to a substance, activity, or habit 2) pha to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic 3) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • Habit — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Habit >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 habit habit habitude Sgm: N 1 assuetude| assuetude| assuefaction| wont Sgm: N 1 run run way GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 common state of things …   English dictionary for students

  • take — [c]/teɪk / (say tayk) verb (took, taken, taking) –verb (t) 1. to get into one s hands or possession by force or artifice. 2. to seize, catch, or capture. 3. to grasp, grip or hold. 4. to get into one s hold, possession, control, etc., by one s… …  

  • give — v. & n. v. (past gave; past part. given) 1 tr. (also absol.; often foll. by to) transfer the possession of freely; hand over as a present (gave them her old curtains; gives to cancer research). 2 tr. a transfer the ownership of with or without… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sexual addiction — is a controversial term to describe sexual behaviour that is characterized at least by two key features: recurrent failure to control the behavior and continuation of the behaviour despite harmful consequences. While this condition is not… …   Wikipedia

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