Accommodate Definition

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accommodated, accommodates, accommodating
To have enough space for.
A parking lot big enough to accommodate buses.
American Heritage
To make fit; adjust; adapt.
To accommodate oneself to changes.
Webster's New World
To become adjusted, as the lens of the eye in focusing on objects at various distances.
Webster's New World
To reconcile (differences)
Webster's New World
To take into consideration or make adjustments for; allow for.
An economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens.
American Heritage
(archaic) Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - John Tillotson.

Origin of Accommodate

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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