- 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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The effort of attention is to preserve the present status, rather than to re-accommodate.Catastrophe and Social Change
Samuel Henry Prince
- (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
Word Origin and History for re-accommodate
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.