acomodarse

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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to realign)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to adjust
Me acomodé el traje y la corbata antes de entrar en la entrevista.I adjusted my suit and tie before I entered the interview.
b. to straighten
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
El doctor se acomodó los lentes antes de operar.The doctor straightened his glasses before operating.
2. (to settle)
a. to make oneself comfortable
En cuanto llegué a casa, me acomodé en el sillón.As soon as I got home, I made myself comfortable on the couch.
b. to settle down
La gata se acomodó en el lugar preferido de mi papá.The cat settled down in my dad's favorite chair.
3. (to acclimate)
a. to adapt
Los ciudadanos no estaban satisfechos con los cambios a la ley y tenián que acomodarse a una nueva forma de vida.The citizens weren't happy with the changes to the law and had to adapt to a new way of life.
b. to adjust
A mi hermana le llevó un tiempo para acomodarse a no ir al trabajo mientras que estaba con licencia de maternidad.It took my sister a while to adjust to not going to work while she was on maternity leave.
acomodar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to accomodate in a seat)
a. to seat
El acomodador acomodó al público en su asiento antes del concierto.The usher seated the audience before the concert.
5. (to place)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to put
¿Puedes acomodar estos vegetales en el cajón del refrigerador?Can you put these vegetables in the refrigerator drawer?
6. (to conform)
a. to adapt
Tuvieron que acomodar los precios a su posible mercado.They had to adapt the prices to their possible market.
b. to adjust
Parece que tendremos que acomodar nuestros gastos a los nuevos términos del presupuesto.It seems like we will have to adjust our spending to the new terms of the budget.
7. (to lodge)
a. to put up
Acomodamos a mi prima en la casa cuando vino de visita.We put up my cousin in our house when she came to visit.
8. (to fix up with a job)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to get a job for
Mi papá acomodó a mi primo Luis en la compañía de muebles.My dad got my cousin Luis a job at the furniture company.
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acomodar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (instalar; persona)
a. to seat, to instal
2. (cosa)
a. to place
3. (adaptar)
a. to fit
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (instalarse)
a. to make oneself comfortable
se acomodó en el sillónhe settled down in the armchair
el presupuesto deberá acomodarse a nuestras necesidadesour budget should meet our needs
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acomodar
transitive verb
1 [+visitante, huésped] to put up
nos acomodaron en diferentes cuartos they put us up in different rooms; acomodaron a los evacuados en la escuela they put up o accommodated the evacuees in the school
2 (sentar)
nos acomodaron en nuestros asientos they showed us to our seats
la azafata nos acomodó en nuestros asientos
3 (poner cómodo) to make comfortable
4 (albergar) [+local] to seat; [+vehículo] to take
una sala con capacidad para acomodar a mil personas a hall with a capacity of one thousand; a hall which can seat one thousand people
la avioneta puede acomodar ocho pasajeros the plane can take eight passengers
5 (adaptar)
acomodar algo a algo to adapt sth to (suit) sth; acomodaron la historia a sus necesidades políticas they adapted history to suit their political requirements; tendrán que acomodar la ley a la directiva europea they will have to bring the law into line with the European directive; tienes que acomodar tus gastos a tus ingresos you need to adjust your expenditure to your income
acomodó su discurso a las nuevas circunstancias acomodó el estilo de su charla a su audiencia acomodó su política a los principios democráticos
6 (conciliar) [+colores] to match; [+enemigos, rivales] to reconcile
7 (suministrar)
acomodar a algn con algo to supply o provide sb with sth
8 (Latinoamérica) (colocar) to put
acomoda aquí los libros put the books here
9 (S. Cone) (México) (dar trabajo a) to get a job for; fix up (with a job) (familiar)
acomodó a su primo en la oficina he got his cousin a job in the office; he fixed his cousin up (with a job) in the office (familiar)
10 (Caribe) (estafar) to con (familiar); trick
pronominal verb
acomodarse
1 (ponerse cómodo)
¡acomódate! make yourself comfortable; se acomodó en el sillón he settled down in the armchair; se acomodaron en una mesa contigua a la nuestra they sat at the next table to us
2 (adaptarse)
acomodarse a algo to adapt to sth; yo me acomodo a todo I'm easy (familiar)
se acomoda a los deseos de los demás se acomodaron a los gustos del público se acomodaron a la nueva situación / a las circunstancias / a las exigencias se fue acomodando a los cánones clásicos en un trabajo
3 (casarse) to marry into money
4
acomodarse de to provide o.s. with
5 (Latinoamérica) (ajustarse) [+ropa, gafas] to adjust
se acomodó el sombrero para ver mejor
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