accommodate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈkɒmədeɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈkɑməˌdeɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə komə dāt′)


Inflections of 'accommodate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
accommodates
v 3rd person singular
accommodating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
accommodated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
accommodated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•com•mo•date /əˈkɑməˌdeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -dat•ed, -dat•ing. 
  1. to do a favor to or for;
    provide for suitably:accommodated both new and old customers.
  2. [ not: be + ~ing] to have enough room or lodging for;
    to make room for:The convention center can accommodate over 400 guests.
  3. to adjust:She accommodated herself to the new rules.
See -mod-.
    See contain.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•com•mo•date  (ə komə dāt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -dat•ed, -dat•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige;
    to accommodate a friend.
  2. to provide suitably;
    supply (usually fol. by with):to accommodate a friend with money.
  3. to lend money to:Can you accommodate him?
  4. to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
  5. to furnish with accommodations.
  6. to have or make room for:Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
  7. to make suitable or consistent;
    adapt:to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
  8. to bring into harmony;
    adjust;
    reconcile:to accommodate differences.

v.i. 
  1. to become adjusted or adapted.
  2. to become reconciled;
    agree.
ac•com•mo•da•ble:  (ə komə dāt′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin accommodātus adjusted (past participle of accommodāre), equivalent. to ac- ac- + commod(us) fitting, suitable (com- com- + modus measure, manner) + -ātus -ate1
  • 1515–25
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged serve, aid, assist, help, abet. See  oblige. 
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  contain. 
    • 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged fit, suit.
    • 8.See corresponding entry in Unabridged compose, harmonize.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged inconvenience.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
accommodate /əˈkɒməˌdeɪt/ vb
  1. (transitive) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
  2. (transitive) to oblige or do a favour for
  3. to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
  4. (transitive) to bring into harmony; reconcile
  5. (transitive) to allow room for; contain
  6. (transitive) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measure
'accommodate' also found in these entries:
Collocations: [can, will] accommodate up to [500, 25 people], (try to) accommodate the [needs, wishes, requests, schedule] (of) , (try to) accommodate [your, their, everyone's][needs], more...

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