- (transitive) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
- (transitive) to oblige or do a favour for
- to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
- (transitive) to bring into harmony; reconcile
- (transitive) to allow room for; contain
- (transitive) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
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ac•com•mo•date /əˈkɑməˌdeɪt/USA pronunciation v. [~ + object], -dat•ed, -dat•ing.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to do a favor to or for;
provide for suitably:accommodated both new and old customers.
- [ not: be + ~ing] to have enough room or lodging for;
to make room for:The convention center can accommodate over 400 guests.
- to adjust:She accommodated herself to the new rules.
- See contain.
ac•com•mo•date (ə kom′ə dāt′),USA pronunciation v., -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
(ə kom′ə dāt′),USA pronunciation adj.
- to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige;
to accommodate a friend.
- to provide suitably;
supply (usually fol. by with):to accommodate a friend with money.
- to lend money to:Can you accommodate him?
- to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
- to furnish with accommodations.
- to have or make room for:Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
- to make suitable or consistent;
adapt:to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
- to bring into harmony;
reconcile:to accommodate differences.
- to become adjusted or adapted.
- to become reconciled;
- Latin accommodātus adjusted (past participle of accommodāre), equivalent. to ac- ac- + commod(us) fitting, suitable (com- com- + modus measure, manner) + -ātus -ate1
- 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.
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accommodate /əˈkɒməˌdeɪt/ vb
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