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    The meaning of “accommodate”

    What is the meaning of accommodatein the following sentences: (Writing the meaning and corresponding number is sufficient.)

    1) He requires special equipment and, where possible, we've accommodated those needs.

    2) We've made every effort to accommodate your point of view.

    3) They were kind enough to accommodate me with a ride to the train station.

    4) The new policies fail to accommodate the disabled.

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    Re: The meaning of “accommodate”

    Have you checked a dictionary, looked at all the definitions, and tried to work out which one might fit in each sentence? You try first and we will comment on your attempts.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The meaning of “accommodate”

    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: The meaning of “accommodate”

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Have you checked a dictionary, looked at all the definitions, and tried to work out which one might fit in each sentence? You try first and we will comment on your attempts.
    According to the numbers corresponding to sentences, the meangs are:

    1) meet

    2) adapt

    3) provide

    4) consider

    What is your opinion?

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    Re: The meaning of “accommodate”

    Those meanings, for the most part, don't match the meanings of "accomodate."
    From Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online

    transitive verb
    1: to make fit, suitable, or congruous

    2: to bring into agreement or concord : reconcile

    3: to provide with something desired, needed, or suited (as a helpful service, a loan, or lodgings)

    4a : to make room for b : to hold without crowding or inconvenience

    5: to give consideration to : allow for <accommodate the special interests of various groups>
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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