[ uh-kom-uh-deyt ]
See synonyms for: accommodateaccommodatedaccommodatesaccommodating on

verb (used with object),ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing.
  1. to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige: to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.

  2. to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with): The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room.

  1. to lend money to: Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash?

  2. to provide with a room and sometimes with food.

  3. to furnish with accommodations, as food and lodgings.

  4. to have or make room for: Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?

  5. to make suitable or consistent; adapt: to accommodate oneself to circumstances.

  6. to bring into harmony or make adjustments or allowances for: to accommodate differences;to accommodate your busy schedule.

verb (used without object),ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing.
  1. to become adjusted or adapted.

  2. to become reconciled; agree.

Origin of accommodate

First recorded in 1515–25; from Latin accommodātus “adjusted,” past participle of accommodāre “to adjust,” from ac- ac- + commod(us) “convenient, fitting, suitable” (see com-, mode )

synonym study For accommodate

1. See oblige. 6. See contain.

Other words for accommodate

Opposites for accommodate

Other words from accommodate

  • ac·com·mo·da·ble [uh-kom-uh-duh-buhl], /əˈkɒm ə də bəl/, adjective
  • non·ac·com·mo·da·ble, adjective
  • pre·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, adjective
  • un·der·ac·com·mo·dat·ed, adjective
  • well-ac·com·mo·dat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use accommodate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for accommodate


/ (əˈkɒməˌdeɪt) /

  1. (tr) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging

  2. (tr) to oblige or do a favour for

  1. to adjust or become adjusted; adapt

  2. (tr) to bring into harmony; reconcile

  3. (tr) to allow room for; contain

  4. (tr) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged

Origin of accommodate

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

Derived forms of accommodate

  • accommodative, adjective

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