accommodate

[ uh-kom-uh-deyt ]
/ əˈkɒm əˌdeɪt /

verb (used with object), ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing.

verb (used without object), ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing.

to become adjusted or adapted.
to become reconciled; agree.

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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

synonym study for accommodate

1. See oblige. 6. See contain.

OTHER WORDS FROM accommodate

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British Dictionary definitions for accommodate

accommodate
/ (əˈkɒməˌdeɪt) /

verb

(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

Derived forms of accommodate

accommodative, adjective

Word Origin for accommodate

C16: from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measure
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Medical definitions for accommodate

accommodate
[ ə-kŏmə-dāt′ ]

v.

To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.
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