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Definition of Accommodate


  1. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
  2. To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
  3. To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
  4. To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, to accommodate prophecy to events.
  5. To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted.
  6. Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end.

Accommodate Quotations

I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should.

Psychology is as important as substance. If you treat people with respect, they will go out of their way to accommodate you. If you treat them in a patronizing way, they will go out of their way to make your life difficult.
Mohamed ElBaradei

The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
William James

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
William Hazlitt

Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. It is meant to, and it couldn't do it better. Every seed destroys its container or else there would be no fruition.
Florida Scott-Maxwell
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Accommodate Translations

accommodate in Dutch is afstemmen, aanpassen, adapteren
accommodate in French is adapter, accommodent, accommodez, accommodons
accommodate in German is beherbergen, unterbringen
accommodate in Italian is albergare, accantonare
accommodate in Portuguese is acomode
accommodate in Spanish is acantonar, adaptar, acomodar, alojar, ubicar
accommodate in Swedish is anpassa
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