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.

Nearby words

  1. acclimatize,
  2. acclivity,
  3. acclivous,
  4. accolade,
  5. accolated,
  6. accommodating,
  7. accommodation,
  8. accommodation address,
  9. accommodation bill,
  10. accommodation collar

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

Synonym study

1. See oblige. 6. See contain.

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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 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

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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Medicine 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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