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accommodate

[uh-kom-uh-deyt] /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), accommodated, accommodating.
1.
to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige:
to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
2.
to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with):
The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room.
3.
to lend money to:
Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash?
4.
to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
5.
to furnish with accommodations, as food and lodgings.
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 or make adjustments or allowances for: to accommodate differences;
to accommodate your busy schedule.
verb (used without object), accommodated, accommodating.
9.
to become adjusted or adapted.
10.
to become reconciled; agree.
Origin of accommodate
1515-1525
1515-25; < Latin accommodātus adjusted (past participle of accommodāre), equivalent to ac- ac- + commod(us) fitting, suitable (com- com- + modus measure, manner) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
accommodable
[uh-kom-uh-duh-buh l] /əˈkɒm ə də bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonaccommodable, adjective
preaccommodate, verb (used with object), preaccommodated, preaccommodating.
reaccommodate, verb, reaccommodated, reaccommodating.
unaccommodable, adjective
underaccommodated, adjective
well-accommodated, adjective
Synonyms
1. serve, aid, assist, help, abet. See oblige. 6. See contain. 7. fit, suit. 8. compose, harmonize.
Antonyms
1. inconvenience.
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Examples from the Web for accommodated
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  • There are in this hotel pleasant quarters for 800 persons, and a greater number can be accommodated in case of p. 311necessity.

  • The new principle was accommodated to the old forms by a fiction.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • They were accommodated in a small house for the time being, where the most influential people of the city came to visit them.

  • They were accommodated with seats immediately in front of the judge.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • The whole party went to the Henrico House, where they were accommodated with adjoining rooms.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for accommodated

accommodate

/əˈkɒməˌdeɪt/
verb
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
Derived Forms
accommodative, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measure
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Word Origin and History for accommodated

accommodate

v.

1530s, from Latin accomodatus "suitable," past participle of accomodare "make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + commodare "make fit," from commodus "fit" (see commode). Related: Accommodated; accommodating.

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accommodated in Medicine

accommodate ac·com·mo·date (ə-kŏm'ə-dāt')
v. ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates
To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.

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