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 ?
And positively and actually Mr Pyke DID drink it, and Mr Pluck helped him, while Mrs Nickleby looked on in divided admiration of the condescension of the two, and the aptitude with which they accommodated themselves to the pewter-pot; in explanation of which seeming marvel it may be here observed, that gentlemen who, like Messrs Pyke and Pluck, live upon their wits (or not so much, perhaps, upon the presence of their own wits as upon the absence of wits in other people) are occasionally reduced to very narrow shifts and straits, and are at such periods accustomed to regale themselves in a very simple and primitive manner.
In power, conservatives have accommodated themselves to the mixed economy as liberals have to market forces.
It seems to me that Charb and his magazine had little concern for these issues and, by concentrating their ridicule on Muslims with occasional jabs at the Catholic Church, had accommodated themselves to France's selectively censored environment.
Consequently, many have accommodated themselves to the new trends including the current homosexual culture.
Churches that have accommodated themselves to the larger culture are unlikely to have the inclination or capacity to sustain anything more than colleges that imitate secularized private schools in most significant respects.
It will never stop astonishing us that Raoul Wallenberg saved so many Hungarian Jews, and it will never stop troubling us that great artists accommodated themselves to the Vichy regimeand we will never stop, it seems, having new books to read on these subjects.
Listening to parents talk about their dead child, whether she was tremendously talented or not, is heartbreaking, even though the surviving Woodmans have had 30 years to grieve and seem to have accommodated themselves to Francesca's death by defenestration in 1981.
In this extremely nuanced and rich account of the Third Reich, Peter Fritzsche explores why individuals were pulled toward Nazism and how they accommodated themselves to its values.
Long before this time, the descendants of the original Anglo-Norman conquerors had integrated themselves into the Gaelic political system, or gone native, just as the Irish had accommodated themselves to new realities of political power.
We were privileged to see an extraordinary number of birds: herons and egrets that have accommodated themselves to the people floating by in inner tubes and rafts and remain perched on their islands of floating grass, stalking and swallowing fish as you pass--what the park brochures call "real Florida" at its best.
This, then, is a story of the overwhelming majority of people who accommodated themselves to Vichy, sometimes supporting it, sometimes not, but most typically acting pragmatically.
Some religious women, notably Teresa of Avila, accepted enclosure and accommodated themselves to an apostolate of prayer.
Without complaint, the Carville population readily and creatively accommodated themselves to the situation in the 1930s: "The traditional candlelight suppers a deux in the woman's room had to be modified to meet a new order, but they were not given up.
The other, a heterogeneous group of Western-influenced modernizers, land owners, entrepreneurs, traditionalists, and a few who had accommodated themselves to the Japanese, would become the leadership of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the south.
After this he discusses the competition among denominations for converts and shows how they accommodated themselves to cultural norms.