accommodate (oneself) to

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accommodate (oneself) to

To assimilate or adjust to a new environment or a different set of rules or expectations. The new student struggled to accommodate himself to the new school and often got in trouble as a result. If you're going to live with us, you need to accommodate yourself to our rules.
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accommodate oneself to something

to adapt oneself to something, such as someone else's needs or a new environment. Please try to accommodate yourself to our routine.
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References in classic literature ?
I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
The passengers soon learned to accommodate themselves to their new circumstances, and life in the ship became nearly as systematically monotonous as the routine of a barrack.
It was not often, he observed, that they had it in their power to accommodate themselves to the wishes of those from whom they had the misfortune to differ.
Henry VIII, the Defender of the Faith, seized upon the monastery and its possessions and hanged and tortured some of the monks who could not accommodate themselves to the pace of his reform.
They began to accommodate themselves to his level, calling him 'Mr Baptist,' but treating him like a baby, and laughing immoderately at his lively gestures and his childish English--more, because he didn't mind it, and laughed too.
It is impossible for those pursuing an illiberal agenda to simply accommodate themselves to an existing constitutional structure once power has been achieved.
All companies should understand the government decision and try to accommodate themselves to all its regulations, he said.
In other words, Rosser believes that senior women advise new scientists not to challenge the system as Rosser wishes they would--but rather to accommodate themselves to it.
For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals.
topics had to accommodate themselves to the thematic divisions established by Soviet bibliographical science.
The costumes are incongruous, and the scene calls attention to the dislocation felt by many Native Americans who attempted to accommodate themselves to European American culture.
The Turks have begun to accommodate themselves to streamlined economic liberalism, and this leads to their harmony with a bit of political liberalism.
Women who were both socialists and modernists in 1930s Canada had to consequently find ways to accommodate themselves to the downplaying of women's issues in leftist politics and the contempt for any aesthetic perceived as feminine in modernist literature.
They have been left to make do or accommodate themselves to realities we created for them, as we sought to protect our interests, not theirs.
What we think of as the club is a group of assets to be bought and sold and the fans will have to learn to put up with that and accommodate themselves to the new order.