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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The places that have trouble accommodating themselves to the modern world are disproportionately Muslim.
The attachment of the guilds to their traditional practices did not eventually prevent them from accommodating themselves to the rules of commercialization and the engagement in partnerships.
According to Hilton, 'The Treatise is a monument to a consciousness adapted to a mercatorial order by way of satire, irony and cynicism, and is an artefact of an early attempt to educate readers in accommodating themselves to a culture that is incorrigibly utilitarian or instrumentalist' (p.
Without help from abroad, the army would have refrained from overthrowing Soekarno and the civilian elites would have continued accommodating themselves to Guided Democracy.
This is because a group affiliation attracts this public to them, or because the circumstances have changed, such that accommodating themselves to these new stances is justified, and any retreat will be understood by some of this public, at the least.
It took a big hit as the full weight of the recession settled in, bur hundreds of millions of households and businesses are accommodating themselves to the new normal, taking new positions that collectively are reshaping the economy.
So that's when the city gets transformed," (1) Urban social life was recast by members of ethnic groups in the midst of accommodating themselves to Toronto's built form.
Meanwhile, as he observes, many Catholics have quietly escaped the net by accommodating themselves to the world.
Operators and clients alike were hardened to their painstaking task, accommodating themselves to the financial, physiological, and emotional demands of hair removal by electric needle.
This reminds me again of how successful dogs have been at winning favor and accommodating themselves to human society.
People are tired of accommodating themselves to the traditional workplace,'' said Paula Rayman, an economist at Harvard University.
First, instead of presenting them as loveable black fools, happily accommodating themselves to a superior white society, Reed transforms Kingfish and Andy Brown into leading members of the Moochers, a "special order of parasite" whose "drug is heroin," whose song is "Willow Weep for Me," and who "feel that generosity should flow one way: from you to me" (Last Days 17-18).
In social ethics, as in politics and culture, it seems that the upper classes still had the upper hand although they maintained their influence only by accommodating themselves to bourgeois notions of character, reputation and respectability.
Most Catholics have had little difficulty accommodating themselves to this doctrinal stand-off.