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Accommodate (adjective)

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Accommo'date. adj. [accommodatus, Lat.] Suitable, fit; used sometimes with the particle for, but more frequently with to.

They are so acted and directed by nature, as to cast their eggs in such places as are most accommodate for the exclusion of their young, and where there is food ready for them so soon as they be hatched. Ray on the Creation.

In these cases, we examine the why, the what, and the how, of things, and propose means accommodate to the end. L'Estrange.

God did not primarily intend to appoint this way of worship, and to impose it upon them as that which was most proper and agreeable to him, but that he condescended to it as most accommodate to their present state and inclination. Tillots. Serm. v.

Sources: L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Ray, John (59) · Tillotson, John (68)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Accommodate (adjective)." 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=1701.


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