- Accommodate is defined as to do something that someone else asks of you or wants from you.
An example of accommodate would be giving someone a ride.
- The definition of accommodate is to provide a place to stay.
An example of accommodate is letting your friend sleep on your couch when he comes to town.
- Accommodate means to adjust to something or someone else's needs.
An example of accommodate would be a teacher changing her teaching methods to address the changing needs of her students.
- to make fit; adjust; adapt: to accommodate oneself to changes
- to reconcile (differences)
- to help by supplying (with something)
- to do a service or favor for
- to have space for: a table to accommodate six diners
- to provide lodging for
Origin: ; from Classical Latin accommodatus, past participle of accommodare ; from ad-, to plush commodare, to fit ; from commodus: see commode
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verb ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates verb, transitive
- To do a favor or service for; oblige. See Synonyms at oblige.
- To provide for; supply with.
- To hold comfortably without crowding. See Synonyms at contain.
- To make suitable; adapt. See Synonyms at adapt.
- To allow for; consider: an economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens.
- To settle; reconcile.
- To adapt oneself; become adjusted: It is never easy to accommodate to social change.
- Physiology To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.
Origin: Latin accomodāre, accomodāt-, to fit : ad-, ad- + commodus, suitable; see commodious.
- ac·comˈmo·daˌtive adjective
- ac·comˈmo·daˌtive·ness noun
- ac·comˈmo·daˌtor noun
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