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accommodate
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Oliver Twist
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as in: I will accommodate for your need Define
adjust something to provide for a need
  • He also sustained a clay pipe between his teeth, which he only removed for a brief space when he deemed it necessary to apply for refreshment to a quart pot upon the table, which stood ready filled with gin-and-water for the accommodation of the company.

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

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unspecified meaning
  • ’You’re a-going to accommodate us, and wot’s to prevent my standing treat for a pint or so, in return?’
  • The lady faints away at the doors of charitable publicans, and the gentleman being accommodated with three-penny worth of brandy to restore her, lays an information next day, and pockets half the penalty.

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  • …of strength, and an utter inability to control our thoughts or power of motion, can be called sleep, this is it; and yet, we have a consciousness of all that is going on about us, and, if we dream at such a time, words which are really spoken, or sounds which really exist at the moment, accommodate themselves with surprising readiness to our visions, until reality and imagination become so strangely blended that it is afterwards almost matter of impossibility to separate the two.
  • One, which advanced with a swift and rapid step, was that of a woman who looked eagerly about her as though in quest of some expected object; the other figure was that of a man, who slunk along in the deepest shadow he could find, and, at some distance, accommodated his pace to hers: stopping when she stopped: and as she moved again, creeping stealthily on: but never allowing himself, in the ardour of his pursuit, to gain upon her footsteps.

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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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