vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"abide by, comply, follow - act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!
"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
The current of cultivated opinion has long set in this direction.
“You seem to have an accommodating disposition,” laughed Tommy.
Beasley said he would do it, just to be accommodating, and by so doing made a blunder.
For accommodations "lodgings and entertainment," see accommodation. Even in his most accommodating mood he inspires a dread of treachery.
of accomodare "make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another," from ad- "to" commodare "make fit," from commodus "fit" (see commode). You wanted to go to sea, but he jumped at the chance of accommodating your desire with a vengeance.
None of the poetry indeed by him cultivated was of any sort requiring study.
The cultivated Jewess no longer cuts off her hair at her marriage.
The drama was cultivated by the Incas, and dramatic performances were enacted before them.
To those who have not cultivated it, its taste is generally repugnant.
itself to the change which Roxana has consummated, and call the real heir "Chambers" and the usurping little slave, "Thomas `a Becket"--shortening this latter name to "Tom," for daily use, as the people about him did., comfortably, another girl and me, at that time my chosen comrade--one Mary Ann Wilson; a shrewd, observant personage, whose society I took pleasure in, partly because she was witty and original, and partly because she had a manner which set me at my ease.