accommodate


accommodate
ac|com|mo|date [əˈkɔmədeıt US əˈka:-] v
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of accommodare, from ad- 'to' + commodare 'to make fit', from commodus 'suitable']
1.) [T]
if a room, building etc can accommodate a particular number of people or things, it has enough space for them
He bought a huge house to accommodate his library.
The ballroom can accommodate 400 people.
2.) [T]
to provide someone with a place to stay, live, or work
The island was used to accommodate child refugees.
3.) [T]
to accept someone's opinions and try to do what they want, especially when their opinions or needs are different from yours
We've made every effort to accommodate your point of view.
4.) [I]
to get used to a new situation or to make yourself do this
accommodate to
Her eyes took a while to accommodate to the darkness.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — ac·com·mo·date /ə kä mə ˌdāt/ vt dat·ed, dat·ing 1: to make a change or provision for accommodate a disability see also reasonable accommodation 2: to accept without compensation responsibility for a debt of (another person) in the event of… …   Law dictionary

  • accommodate — UK US /əˈkɒmədeɪt/ verb [T] ► to have or provide the space that someone or something needs: »The centre can accommodate up to 220 students. »The airport simply doesn t have enough room to accommodate increased air traffic. ► to give someone what… …   Financial and business terms

  • accommodate — [v1] make room, lodging available board, contain, domicile, entertain, furnish, harbor, hold, house, put up*, quarter, receive, rent, shelter, supply, take in, welcome; concept 226 Ant. turn away, turn out accommodate [v2] make, become suitable… …   New thesaurus

  • accommodate — [ə käm′ə dāt΄] vt. accommodated, accommodating [< L accommodatus, pp. of accommodare < ad , to + commodare, to fit < commodus: see COMMODE] 1. to make fit; adjust; adapt [to accommodate oneself to changes] 2. to reconcile (differences) 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, a. [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare.] Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. [Archaic] Tillotson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — accommodate, accommodation These are among the most commonly misspelt words in English: there are two cs and two ms. The verb accommodate is followed by to when it means ‘adapt’ and by with when (less usually) it means ‘to equip, supply, oblige’ …   Modern English usage

  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, v. i. To adapt one s self; to be conformable or adapted. [R.] Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — (v.) 1530s, from L. accomodatus suitable, pp. of accomodare make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + commodare make fit, from commodus fit (see COMMODE (Cf. commode)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • accommodate — 1 adjust, *adapt, conform, reconcile Analogous words: *yield, submit, bow, defer: modify, *change, alter, vary: temper, *moderate, qualify Antonyms: constrain Contrasted words: *estrange, alienate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accommodate — ► VERB 1) provide lodging or sufficient space for. 2) adapt to or fit in with. ORIGIN Latin accommodare, from commodus fitting …   English terms dictionary


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