concessions are made to accommodate the sacrifice

  • tepatria

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    When one alters expectations to accommodate certain circumstances, one makes concessions. For example, "I will make concessions because you were ill and give you more time, but I expect your homework assignment to be completed."
    People who observe Ramadan are expected to perform as usual, even though they cannot eat. The sacrifice is giving up food.
     

    tepatria

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    The sacrifice is not consuming any food. Changing what you expect someone to do or how you expect them to behave would be accommodating the people who are making the sacrifice. If you were accommodating the sacrifice in this context, you would not, for example, expect someone to work as hard if they had not eaten. If the person who had not eaten wanted to take a rest, or that person was a little short tempered, you would be sympathetic and allow this because you know they are making a sacrifice by fasting.
     
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