- 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.
- to become adjusted or adapted.
- to become reconciled; agree.
Origin of accommodate
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1. serve, aid, assist, help, abet. 7. fit, suit. 8. compose, harmonize.
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Examples from the Web for accommodated
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In any case, it accommodated Pigpen very nicely; he was indeed one far-out gentleman, no doubt about it, none at all.The Stacks: Grateful Dead I Have Known
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Whenever we approached a ride, a Cast Member would walk right up to us and explain if and how my son could be accommodated.Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom
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Traditional Judaism was fluid and diverse and accommodated itself to the practical requirements of the day.Ultra-Orthodox Attacks on Israel’s Women Linked to Arab Inequality
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Mrs. Jenkins accommodated him with a plate and knife and fork, and with some more muffins.The Channings
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The Judge and Urquhart were accommodated with cigarettes, and Lancelot entertained them.Love and Lucy
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We were accommodated in the principal house, and treated with every hospitality.The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido
How she consulted his wishes and accommodated herself to him!The Love Affairs of an Old Maid
- (tr) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
- (tr) to oblige or do a favour for
- to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
- (tr) to bring into harmony; reconcile
- (tr) to allow room for; contain
- (tr) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
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
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.
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