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- to accustom (a child or young animal) to food other than its mother’s milk; cause to lose the need to suckle or turn to the mother for food.
- to withdraw (a person, the affections, one’s dependency, etc.) from some object, habit, form of enjoyment, or the like.
- asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life.
- to dispose of (personal property, especially money) by last will:
- to hand down; pass on.
- to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition
- to bring about through the use of force or other forms of compulsion; exact
- Belonging or suited to polite society.
- Well-bred or refined; polite; elegant; stylish.
- Affectedly or pretentiously polite, delicate, etc.