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Meaning of accommodate by Wiktionary Dictionary

accommodate


    Etymology

    Pronunciation

    • ( US ) IPA: /ə.ˈkɒm.ə.ˌdɵɪt/

    Verb

    accommodate ( third-person singular simple present accommodates present participle accommodating, simple past and past participle accommodated )

    1. ( transitive, often reflexive ) To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances .
      They accommodate their counsels to his inclination. -Joseph Addison
    2. ( transitive ) To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc .
    3. ( transitive ) To provide housing for; to furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings .
    4. ( transitive ) To do a favor or service for; to oblige;
    5. ( transitive ) To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, to accommodate prophecy to events .
    6. ( transitive ) To give consideration to; to allow for .
    7. ( transitive ) To contain comfortably; to have space for .
    8. ( intransitive, rare ) To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted .

    Synonyms

    • suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange .

    Antonyms

    Adjective

    accommodate

    1. ( archaic ) Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - John Tillotson

    External links

    • accommodate at OneLook Dictionary Search
    • accommodate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913


Explanation of accommodate by Wordnet Dictionary

accommodate


    Verb
    1. make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

    2. make ( one thing ) compatible with ( another )

    3. The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories
    4. provide a service or favor for someone

    5. provide with something desired or needed

    6. Can you accommodate me with a rental car?
    7. provide housing for

    8. be agreeable or acceptable to

    9. have room for

    10. This hotel can accommodate 250 guests


    Definition of accommodate by GCIDE Dictionary

    accommodate


    1. Accommodate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accommodated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Accommodating] [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare; ad + commodare to make fit, help; con- + modus measure, proportion. See Mode.]
      1. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, “to accommodate ourselves to circumstances”. “They accommodate their counsels to his inclination.” Addison.

      2. To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, “to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.”

      3. To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, “to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings”.

      4. To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, “to accommodate prophecy to events”.

      Syn. -- To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.

    2. Accommodate, v. i. To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. [R.] Boyle.

    3. Accommodate a. [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare.] Suitable; fit; adapted; as, “means accommodate to end”. [Archaic] Tillotson.