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English definition of “accommodate”

accommodate

verb [T]     /əˈkɒmədeɪt/
to have or provide the space that someone or something needs : The centre can accommodate up to 220 students . The airport simply doesn't have enough room to accommodate increased air traffic .
to give someone what they want or need: An employer has to accommodate the request of an employee not to work Sundays if there are other employees willing to switch shifts .
to consider and include something in a design or plan : To accommodate wheelchairs , all he had to do was widen the doorways .
(Definition of accommodate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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