accommodate

[uh-kom-uh-deyt]

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.

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 formsac·com·mo·da·ble [uh-kom-uh-duh-buhl] /əˈkɒm ə də bəl/, adjectivenon·ac·com·mo·da·ble, adjectivepre·ac·com·mo·date, verb (used with object), pre·ac·com·mo·dat·ed, pre·ac·com·mo·dat·ing.re·ac·com·mo·date, verb, re·ac·com·mo·dat·ed, re·ac·com·mo·dat·ing.un·ac·com·mo·da·ble, adjectiveun·der·ac·com·mo·dat·ed, adjectivewell-ac·com·mo·dat·ed, adjective

Synonyms for accommodate

Synonym study

1. See oblige. 6. See contain.

Antonyms for accommodate

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accommodate

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 Formsaccommodative, adjective

Word Origin for accommodate

C16: from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measure
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Word Origin and History for 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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accommodate in Medicine

accommodate

[ə-kŏmə-dāt′]

v.

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