Accommodate meaning

ə-kŏmə-dāt
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.

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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.

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To provide (someone) with something needed or desired.
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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.

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To make suitable; adapt or adjust.

Accommodated herself to her new surroundings.

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To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.
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To make fit; adjust; adapt.

To accommodate oneself to changes.

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To reconcile (differences)
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To do a service or favor for.
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To have space for.

A table to accommodate six diners.

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To provide lodging for.
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To become adjusted, as the lens of the eye in focusing on objects at various distances.
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To adapt oneself; become adjusted.
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To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.
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(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.

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To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
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To provide housing for; to furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
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To do a favor or service for; to oblige;
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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.
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To give consideration to; to allow for.
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To contain comfortably; to have space for.
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(intransitive, rare) To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted.
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(archaic) Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - John Tillotson.
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To take into consideration or make adjustments for; allow for.

An economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens.

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To adapt oneself; become adjusted.

It is never easy to accommodate to social change.

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Origin of accommodate

  • Latin accommodāre accommodāt- to fit ad- ad- commodus suitable commodious

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1530s, from Latin accomodātus, perfect passive participle of accomodō; ad + commodō (“make fit, help”); com + modus (“measure, proportion”) (English mode).

    From Wiktionary