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What does "accommodate" mean in this sentence?



 
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What does "accommodate" mean in this sentence? #1 (permalink) Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:54 am   What does "accommodate" mean in this sentence?
 

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #105 "Synonyms for adapt", question 4

I will have to find a way to ......... myself to the new requirements.

(a) match
(b) suit
(c) accommodate
(d) change

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #105 "Synonyms for adapt", answer 4

I will have to find a way to accommodate myself to the new requirements.

Correct answer: (c) accommodate

Your answer was: incorrect
I will have to find a way to match myself to the new requirements.
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I chose the word of 'match' for this sentence.
Why isn't the 'match' a right answer? What does " accommodate" mean in this sentence?

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What does "accommodate" mean in this sentence? #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:00 am   What does "accommodate" mean in this sentence?
 

Hi,

'Match' suggests 'suit' as with colours and with people it has the idea of 'competing' testing your ability with another's ability. Clearly that's not the sense here. 'Accommodate yourself' has the sense of adapting yourself by getting used to something new and thereby fitting in.

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