ADDICT', a. Addicted. [Not much used.]
Addicted. [Not much used.]
AD-DICT', v.t. [L. addico; to devote, from ad and dico, to dedicate.]
To apply one's self habitually; to devote time and attention by customary or constant practice. Sometimes in a good sense.
They have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints. – 1 Cor. xv.
More usually, in a bad sense, to follow customarily, or devote, by habitually practicing that which is ill; as, a man is addicted to intemperance.
To addict one's self to a person, a sense borrowed from the Romans, who used the word for assigning debtors in service to their creditors, – is found in Ben Jonson, but is not legitimate in English.
- To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; --
- To adapt] to make suitable; to fit.