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accommodate (someone's) wishes
To alter or tailor a situation so as to specifically cater to the desires, preferences, or designs of another person or persons. The laws exist this way for a reason, and you can't expect us to change them simply to accommodate your wishes.
accommodate (oneself) to (something)
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.
accommodate (one) with (something)
To fulfill one's needs, often with special consideration after something has gone awry. Thankfully, the hotel was able to accommodate us with a non-smoking room after all. I was told there were no rentals left, but once I mentioned my famous father, the clerk was suddenly able to accommodate me with a luxury car.
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.
accommodate someone with something
to provide something special for someone; to do something that provides for someone's needs or desires. We will try to accommodate you with an earlier flight.