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Accommodate (verb)

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To Acco'mmodate. v.a. [accommodo, Lat.]

  1. To supply with conveniences of any kind.

                              These three,
    Three thousand confident, in act as many;
    For three performers are the file, when all
    The rest do nothing; with this word stand; stand,
    Accommodated by the place, (more charming
    With their own nobleness, which could have turn'd
    A distaff to a lance) gilded pale looks.
    Shakesp. Cymbeline.

  2. With the particle to, to adapt, to fit, to make consistent with.

    He had altered many things, not that they were not natural before, but that he might accommodate himself to the age in which he lived. Dryden on Dramatic Poetry.

    'Twas his misfortune to light upon an hypothesis, that could not be accommodated to the nature of things, and human affairs; his principles could not be made to agree with that constitution and order which God had settled in the world. Locke.

Sources: Shakespeare's Cymbeline (73) · Dryden, John (788) · Locke, John (269)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Accommodate (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1699.


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