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[uh-kom-uh-deyt] /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), accommodated, accommodating.
to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige:
to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with):
The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room.
to lend money to:
Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash?
to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
to furnish with accommodations, as food and lodgings.
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 or make adjustments or allowances for: to accommodate differences;
to accommodate your busy schedule.
verb (used without object), accommodated, accommodating.
to become adjusted or adapted.
to become reconciled; agree.
Origin of accommodate
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
[uh-kom-uh-duh-buh l] /əˈkɒm ə də bəl/ (Show IPA),
nonaccommodable, adjective
preaccommodate, verb (used with object), preaccommodated, preaccommodating.
reaccommodate, verb, reaccommodated, reaccommodating.
unaccommodable, adjective
underaccommodated, adjective
well-accommodated, adjective
1. serve, aid, assist, help, abet. 7. fit, suit. 8. compose, harmonize.
1. inconvenience.
Synonym Study
1. See oblige. 6. See contain. Unabridged
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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


(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
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



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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