Definition of Accommodate

1. Verb. Be agreeable or acceptable to. "This suits my needs"

Exact synonyms: Fit, Suit
Generic synonyms: Conform To, Fit, Meet
Derivative terms: Accommodation, Accommodative, Fitter

2. Verb. Make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose. "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

3. Verb. Provide with something desired or needed. "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"
Generic synonyms: Cater, Ply, Provide, Supply
Derivative terms: Accommodation

4. Verb. Have room for; hold without crowding. "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
Exact synonyms: Admit, Hold
Related verbs: Contain, Hold, Take
Specialized synonyms: Sleep, House, Seat
Derivative terms: Admittible

5. Verb. Provide housing for. "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
Exact synonyms: Lodge
Generic synonyms: Domiciliate, House, Put Up
Specialized synonyms: Barrack, Keep, Billet, Canton, Quarter
Derivative terms: Accommodation, Accommodation, Lodge, Lodging, Lodgings
Also: Lodge In

6. Verb. Provide a service or favor for someone. "We had to oblige him"
Exact synonyms: Oblige
Generic synonyms: Abide By, Comply, Follow
Derivative terms: Accommodation, Accommodative, Accommodator, Obligation, Obliger
Antonyms: Disoblige

7. Verb. Make (one thing) compatible with (another). "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
Exact synonyms: Conciliate, Reconcile
Generic synonyms: Harmonise, Harmonize
Derivative terms: Accommodation, Accommodation, Accommodation, Reconciliation

Definition of Accommodate

1. v. t. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.

2. v. i. To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted.

3. a. Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end.

Definition of Accommodate

1. Verb. (context: transitive often reflexive) To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to '''accommodate''' ourselves to circumstances. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to '''accommodate''' differences, a dispute, etc. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To provide housing for; to furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; as, to '''accommodate''' a friend with a loan or with lodgings. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To do a favor or service for; to oblige; ¹

5. Verb. (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. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To give consideration to; to allow for. ¹

7. Verb. (context: transitive) To contain comfortably; to have space for. ¹

8. Verb. (context: intransitive rare) To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted. ¹

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

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Definition of Accommodate


Lexicographical Neighbors of Accommodate

accole forms
accommodate (current term)
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accommodation bill
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accommodation ladder
accommodation ladders
accommodation of eye

Literary usage of Accommodate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"Thus they accommodate each other in pecuniary matters ; or they adjust the ... accommodate likewise always supposes a certain sacrifice or yielding on the ..."

2. Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden by Samuel Jones Tilden (1908)
"I hope, Sir, that you will accommodate me; I can by some means get it forwarded to Hudson, from whence I can get it. I will thank you to drop me an answer ..."

3. The Life and Correspondence of Rufus King: Comprising His Letters, Private by Rufus King (1896)
"Sedgwick to King—His Task to accommodate the Differences with G. Britain— ... It will be an arduous task to accommodate our differences with G. Britain, ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Bernstein 1965 says that accommodate can take either to or with as a preposition. Our files show that when a preposition is used, to predominates. ..."

5. Annual Report by Minneapolis (Minn.), Board of Park Commissioners (1903)
"too small to at all times accommodate the public, yet it partly fills a long felt want in that it provides a place where refreshments of a clean and ..."

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