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In a passage about the glorious messiness of English, it is said that "Since the Renaissance spurred a scientific revolution, English had to accommodate it. New discoveries needed new descriptions, creating words like atmosphere, pneumonia and skeleton."
I'm not quite clear about the meaning of accommodate here. First I think it means to change so that you're able to deal with it. Then I think it's unlikely, because in this sense, maybe the sentence should be written in this way: English had to accommodate itself to it.
So could you explain to me the exact meaning of accommodate in the original sentence? Thank you.
Last edited by chance22; 22-Dec-2013 at 15:04.
This is what really confuses me.