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English definition of “accommodate”


verb [T] (SUIT)    /əˈkɒm.ə.deɪt/ US  /-ˈkɑː.mə-/
to give what is needed to someone: The new policies fail to accommodate the disabled. We always try to accommodate (= help) our clients with financial assistance if necessary.Giving, providing and supplying accommodate yourself to change yourself or your behaviour to suit another person or new conditions: Some find it hard to accommodate themselves to the new working conditions.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
(Definition of accommodate verb (SUIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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