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"accommodate" in British English

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accommodateverb [T]

uk   /əˈkɒm.ə.deɪt/ us   /əˈkɑː.mə.deɪt/
  • accommodate verb [T] (FIND A PLACE FOR)

to provide with a place to live or to be stored in: New students may be accommodated in halls of residence.formal There wasn't enough space to accommodate the files.

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  • accommodate verb [T] (SUIT)

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.
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.
(Definition of accommodate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accommodate" in American English

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accommodateverb [T]

us   /əˈkɑm·əˌdeɪt/
  • accommodate verb [T] (FIND A PLACE FOR)

to provide space or a place for a group: The new dormitory will be able to accommodate an additional 200 students.
  • accommodate verb [T] (SUIT)

to give what is needed to someone: We certainly try to accommodate students with disabilities.
(Definition of accommodate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accommodate" in Business English

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accommodateverb [T]

uk   /əˈkɒmədeɪt/ us  
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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“accommodate” in British English

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“accommodate” in Business English

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