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A draft of the main G20 communique seen by Reuters appeared to accommodate Trump's views on trade by dropping a phrase resisting "all forms of protectionism."

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-G20-document-exclusive-idUSKBN16M0SG (emphasis added)

What does "accommodate" mean in this context?

  • I use this link: oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/… – haile Mar 15 '17 at 10:52
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    By the way, while I'm OK with "agree" as Mithrandir suggests, I would like to add that I feel "accommodate" also implies an "active" agreement, that is, there had to be a change for the agreement to come about. Using your link, I would suggest definition three: A draft of the main G20 communique seen by Reuters appeared to consider and be influenced by Trump's views on trade by dropping a phrase resisting "all forms of protectionism." – Teacher KSHuang Mar 15 '17 at 11:25
  • I would say that the word accommodate is misused here. The G20 has no room for protectionism. Only if the communique had said something like "resisting all forms of protectionism except where there is an egregious imbalance of trade", could one say that it appeared to accommodate Trump's views. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Mar 15 '17 at 13:07
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Accommodate here means that the communique agrees with those views. One of the definitions on dictionary.com is:

  1. to become reconciled; agree.

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