Verb accommodate Definition and Examples



Definition as 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
  2. (transitive) To cause to come to agreement; to bring about harmony; to reconcile
  3. (transitive) To provide housing for
  4. (transitive) to provide with something desired, needed, or convenient
  5. (transitive) To do a favor or service for; to oblige;
  6. (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.
  7. (transitive) To give consideration to; to allow for.
  8. (transitive) To contain comfortably; to have space for.
  9. (intransitive, rare) To adapt oneself; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted.

More definition: do a kindness or a favor to; oblige, to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment. provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with), The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room. lend money to, Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash? provide with a room and sometimes with food. furnish with accommodations, as food and lodgings. have or make room for, Will this elevator accommodate 10 people? make suitable or consistent; adapt, to accommodate oneself to circumstances. bring into harmony or make adjustments or allowances for, to accommodate differences; to accommodate your busy schedule. become adjusted or adapted. become reconciled; agree.

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

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

3. to adjust or become adjusted; adapt

4. (transitive) to bring into harmony; reconcile

5. (transitive) to allow room for; contain

6. (transitive) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged Derived Formsaccommodative, adjective Word OriginC16, from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measureCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1530s, from Latin accomodatus "suitable," past participle of accomodare "make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + commodare "make fit," from commodus "fit" (see commode). Related, Accommodated; accommodating.


The structure was just under seventy feet long and about twelve feet high; said to be the height designed to accommodate a wagon fully loaded with hay.

While the sole down stairs room would have saved considerable huffing and puffing, Dean feared the smaller quarters and especially the bed would not adequately accommodate the woman's substantial mass.

Besides, we have to accommodate the wishes of the guests of Bird Song, don't we?

Still, in addition to family ties, the Reynolds farmhouse was centrally located and large enough to accommodate all the guests.

The entrance to the harbour has been improved by dredging, and the two quays accommodate vessels drawing 13 ft.

As an order of regular clergy, holding a middle position between monks and secular canons, almost resembling a community of parish priests living under rule, they adopted naves of great length to accommodate large congregations.

The chief ports are Las Palmas and Santa Cruz, which annually accommodate about 7000 vessels of over 8,000,000 tons.

Overflow can be accommodated in the adjacent meeting room if necessary.

They were accommodated in four-star comfort.

Is it possible for the College to accommodate itself to these unprecedented conditions, so as to enable me to pursue my studies at Radcliffe?

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