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accommodate
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Middlemarch
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as in: I will accommodate for your need Define
adjust something to provide for a need
  • Mr. Casaubon apparently did not care about building cottages, and diverted the talk to the extremely narrow accommodation which was to be had in the dwellings of the ancient Egyptians, as if to check a too high standard.
  • But it was at least clear that further objection was useless, and Mr. Bulstrode, in giving orders to the housekeeper for the accommodation of the guest, had a resolute air of quietude.

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  • But the slower wits, such as Mr. Solomon and Mrs. Waule, who both occupied land of their own, took a long time to arrive at this conclusion, their minds halting at the vivid conception of what it would be to cut the Big Pasture in two, and turn it into three-cornered bits, which would be "nohow;" while accommodation-bridges and high payments were remote and incredible.
  • Let any lady who is inclined to be hard on Mrs. Cadwallader inquire into the comprehensiveness of her own beautiful views, and be quite sure that they afford accommodation for all the lives which have the honor to coexist with hers.

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  • She accommodates different learning styles.
  • They had to accommodate various interests to get a majority.

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  • He had two selves within him apparently, and they must learn to accommodate each other and bear reciprocal impediments.
  • Oh, my dear, when you have a clergyman in your family you must accommodate your tastes: I did that very early.

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  • During the vacations Fred had naturally required more amusements than he had ready money for, and Mr. Bambridge had been accommodating enough not only to trust him for the hire of horses and the accidental expense of ruining a fine hunter, but also to make a small advance by which he might be able to meet some losses at billiards.
  • As for him, the need of accommodating himself to her nature, which was inflexible in proportion to its negations, held him as with pincers.
  • …bodies, fundamentally considered, are not associations of organs which can be understood by studying them first apart, and then as it were federally; but must be regarded as consisting of certain primary webs or tissues, out of which the various organs—brain, heart, lungs, and so on—are compacted, as the various accommodations of a house are built up in various proportions of wood, iron, stone, brick, zinc, and the rest, each material having its peculiar composition and proportions.
  • There was a wreath of Middlemarch ladies accommodated with seats round the large table in the dining-room, where Mr. Borthrop Trumbull was mounted with desk and hammer; but the rows chiefly of masculine faces behind were often varied by incomings and outgoings both from the door and the large bow-window opening on to the lawn.

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as in: Each room can accommodate four Define
provide (or have the ability to provide) something desired or needed
as in: I will accommodate for your need Define
adjust something to provide for a need
as in: hotel accommodations Define
physical space -- especially a place where travellers can stay
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