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accommodate -- as in: I will accommodate for your need
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as in: I will accommodate for your need Define
adjust something to provide for a need
  • She accommodates different learning styles.
  • They had to accommodate various interests to get a majority.
  • The scientists had to accommodate existing theories to surprising new data.
  • They reached an accommodation with Japan.

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  • "The bunkers," the girl began in the bored voice of a museum guide, "are for the accommodation of those who fail to cooperate with camp rules."
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • You’re too accommodating, dear.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • He is cold, but he moves his arm to accommodate me, like he’s half-holding me.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • "I think they’d be quite happy to accommodate you," Mr. Tall said drily.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • Some discreet accommodation had been made for their tastes, and they mingled among the others holding sleek metal flutes, plucked from the champagne table, whose opacity hid the liquid inside.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • U. for ten dollars to cover three months’ accommodation in his cabin, as well as his services as guide and general factotum.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • I saw how it was affecting her and tried to suggest that she cease, that she simply make an accommodation and not attempt to be intimate with the girl, who seemed to be growing more and more untouchable, becoming more and more distanced from her and myself and everything else.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Alfred Sewell strolled through the city, noting that amid the heaps of rubbish and ruin, "builders were busily engaged in constructing scores of one-story sheds for the temporary accommodation of merchants, and what was a fortnight ago one of the finest residence avenues in the world is now lined with board shanties."
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Private accommodation is getting scarcer.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Ostensibly a stooge for the SS, he was not quite the bootlicker and Hoss’s lackey that a necessity for accommodation would make him appear.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We found accommodation for the night at a crofter’s cottage.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Whether to flee or fight or seek an accommodation.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • The accommodation was confined, but neat.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • But in the mess hall that evening it was clear that an accommodation had been reached.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • He condemned openly Mr. Brown’s policy of compromise and accommodation.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • And meantime trainloads of supplies were coming in for their accommodation, including beer and whisky, so that they might not be tempted to go outside.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I want clothing—and other accommodation; and I must also have those three books.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • It will be a special accommodation to all concerned, if you don’t.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • These anxieties of mind, and the care of my preservation, put a period to all future inventions and contrivances, either for accommodation or convenience.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • For Novastoshnah Beach has the finest accommodation for seals of any place in all the world.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • I will get you a ticket to London and reserve your sleeping-car accommodation in the Stamboul-Calais coach.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The apartment into which Duncan and his guide first entered, had been exclusively devoted to her accommodation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • I wasn’t sure if we’d come to an accommodation or not.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The accommodation didn’t seem to appeal much to her either.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Most humbly, therefore, bending to your state, I crave fit disposition for my wife; Due reference of place and exhibition; With such accommodation and besort As levels with her breeding.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • But they are very much alike: they are spoiled children, and fancy the world was made for their accommodation; and though I humour both, I think a smart chastisement might improve them all the same.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Still, Lady Blakeney would pay handsomely for the accommodation, and it certainly was no business of his.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Troy is fifty-three years old, a large man with thick, heavy hands; it is this largeness that he strives to fill out and make an accommodation with.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • Not only was he indifferent as to whether he got to Petersburg earlier or later, or whether he secured accommodation at this station, but compared to the thoughts that now occupied him it was a matter of indifference whether he remained there for a few hours or for the rest of his life.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I shall also find accommodation for you, where the expenditure will not be very serious.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The traveller descended, and instead of sitting down at the stern of the boat, which had been decorated with a blue carpet for his accommodation, stood up with his arms crossed.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was bad enough that they forced their wives to go through such indecent performances but to actually seek out low women and pay them for such accommodation!
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • 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.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • This accommodation had been purchased at a price that would pay for a voyage to England.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I was to go to "Barnard’s Inn," to young Mr. Pocket’s rooms, where a bed had been sent in for my accommodation; I was to remain with young Mr. Pocket until Monday; on Monday I was to go with him to his father’s house on a visit, that I might try how I liked it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It was too late then to return to Rockburg, and the captain kindly offered tents for the accommodation of those who could not find room in the yacht.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The transept of the Jesuit Church in Gardiner Street was almost full; and still at every moment gentlemen entered from the side door and, directed by the lay-brother, walked on tiptoe along the aisles until they found seating accommodation.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • They’re making (they say) accommodation for 1,200-1,300 women and children in that little Park!
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • By this time night closed in, and as it did, there came up to the inn a coach attended by some men on horseback, who demanded accommodation; to which the landlady replied that there was not a hand’s breadth of the whole inn unoccupied.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • It had to do with theories of accommodation and mutual adaptation between bacteria and man.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • It would be a accommodation.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The letter was from this gentleman himself, and written in the true spirit of friendly accommodation.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • The red-room was a square chamber, very seldom slept in, I might say never, indeed, unless when a chance influx of visitors at Gateshead Hall rendered it necessary to turn to account all the accommodation it contained: yet it was one of the largest and stateliest chambers in the mansion.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • We had only the little old shanty and the abandoned church which the good coloured people of the town of Tuskegee had kindly loaned us for the accommodation of the classes.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Some of us were transferred to 8 Narbutt Street to prepare accommodation for a unit of SS officers.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
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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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