Accommodate Definition and Meaning: What Is Accommodate?

Accommodate Definition

c·com·mo·date (-km-dt)

v. ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates

v.tr.

1. To do a favor or service for; oblige. See Synonyms at oblige.

2. To provide for; supply with.

3. To hold comfortably without crowding. See Synonyms at contain.

4. To make suitable; adapt. See Synonyms at adapt.

5. To allow for; consider: an economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens.

6. To settle; reconcile.

v.intr.

1. To adapt oneself; become adjusted: It is never easy to accommodate to social change.

2. Physiology To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.

[Latin accomodre, accomodt-, to fit : ad-, ad- + commodus, suitable; see commodious.]

ac·commo·dative adj.

ac·commo·dative·ness n.

ac·commo·dator n.

accommodate [əˈkɒməˌdeɪt]

vb

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

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

3. to adjust or become adjusted; adapt

4. (tr) to bring into harmony; reconcile

5. (tr) to allow room for; contain

6. (tr) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged

[from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measure]

accommodative  adj

Verb 1. accommodate - be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"

fit, suit

conform to, fit, meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"

2. accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

adapt

vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

adjust - make correspondent or conformable; "Adjust your eyes to the darkness"

gear, pitch - set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

fit - insert or adjust several objects or people; "Can you fit the toy into the box?"; "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"

anglicise, anglicize - make English in appearance; "She anglicised her name after moving from Paris to London"

shoehorn - fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited

tailor, orient - adjust to a specific need or market; "a magazine oriented towards young people"; "tailor your needs to your surroundings"

domesticate, tame - make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"

domesticate, tame, cultivate, naturalise, naturalize - adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment; "domesticate oats"; "tame the soil"

Christianize - adapt in the name of Christianity; "some people want to Christianize ancient pagan sites"

naturalise, naturalize - adopt to another place; "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"

electrify, wire - equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance"

transcribe - rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended

3. accommodate - provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"

cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

4. accommodate - have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

admit, hold

contain, hold, take - be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"

sleep - be able to accommodate for sleeping; "This tent sleeps six people"

house - contain or cover; "This box houses the gears"

seat - be able to seat; "The theater seats 2,000"

5. accommodate - provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

lodge

domiciliate, house, put up - provide housing for; "The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town"

barrack - lodge in barracks

keep - supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"

billet, canton, quarter - provide housing for (military personnel)

6. accommodate - provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"

oblige

abide by, comply, follow - act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"

7. accommodate - make (one thing) compatible with (another); "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"

reconcile, conciliate

harmonise, harmonize - bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously; "harmonize the different interests"

Accommodate meaning

To accommodate means to do something that someone else asks of you or wants from you. (verb)

An example of accommodate would be giving someone a ride.

To accommodate means to provide a place to stay. (verb)

An example of accommodate is letting your friend sleep on your couch when he comes to town.

To accommodate means to adjust to something or someone else's needs. (verb)

An example of accommodate would be a teacher changing her teaching methods to address the changing needs of her students.

Meaning:

Helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation

Synonyms:

accommodating; accommodative

Context examples:

the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in / made a special effort to be accommodating

Similar:

complaisant; obliging (showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others)

Also:

good-natured (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition)

helpful (providing assistance or serving a useful function)

kind (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior)

Antonym:

unaccommodating (not accommodating)


accommodate

v. provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"

hold, accommodate

v. have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

lodge, accommodate

v. provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

oblige, accommodate

v. provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"

adapt, accommodate

v. make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

suit, accommodate, fit

v. be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"

accommodate, reconcile, conciliate

v. make (one thing) compatible with (another); "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"


accommodate

v. provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"

hold, accommodate

v. have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

lodge, accommodate

v. provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

oblige, accommodate

v. provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"

adapt, accommodate

v. make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

suit, accommodate, fit

v. be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"

accommodate, reconcile, conciliate

v. make (one thing) compatible with (another); "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"

Accommodate sentence examples

  • Accommodate about 60 inmates.

  • Accommodate 464 inmates.

  • The splendid dining room comfortably accommodates up to 100 guests for a sit down meal.

  • Accommodate in excess of 7,500 seated spectators, with provisions for the disabled.

  • Accommodated safely.

  • Accommodated without recourse to public funds.

  • Accommodated in parallel three-storey wings to each side, with boys at the north and girls to the south.

  • Accommodate bedroom also has a purpose built bed easily accommodating two people.

  • Accommodate tea room accommodating up to 60 at a time.

  • Accommodate wheelchairs.

  • Accommodate approximately 60 students, and provide enhanced lecture and multi-media facilities for the school.

  • It was totally hassle-free, and they happily accommodated all our special requirements and adapted the building to meet our needs.

  • Accommodated in study bedrooms at the college's main site, just off St. Aldate's in the center of oxford.

  • Accommodate more guests, you could opt for spending less per head on the receptions.

  • Given that retail is a constantly evolving area, it is imperative that any system can flexibly accommodate changes to strategy and measures.

  • Accommodated in four star comfort.

  • Accommodate 750 passengers, she is still small enough to travel up the world's greatest river.

  • Accommodated in the adjacent meeting room if necessary.

  • Accommodate pets.

  • Accommodate a request to view the library outside these hours. How long can I borrow items for?

  • To accommodate the largest crate, which is just shy of 5.

  • The feature needed is called a Seat Slide, which makes the chair adjustable in the seat to accommodate different sizes of people.

  • Because of their width, they can accommodate a full-size mattress.

  • It is a handy accessory which can easily accommodate in a car, home and airplanes.

  • Even a small kitchen can accommodate all your utensils and appliances with clever planning.

  • In the recipe above, the problem becomes one of scaling down the ingredients to accommodate 4 chicken breasts instead of 6.

  • The memory foam wedge pillow can be used in many different ways and they are available in several sizes to accommodate different needs.

1 [transitive] accommodate somebody to provide somebody with a room or place to sleep, live or sit: The hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests. The aircraft is capable of accommodating 28 passengers.

2 [transitive] accommodate somebody/something to provide enough space for somebody/something: Over 70 minutes of music can be accommodated on one CD. The old town hall now accommodates a Folk Museum.

3 [transitive] accommodate something (formal) to consider something, such as somebody's opinion or a fact, and be influenced by it when you are deciding what to do or explaining something: Our proposal tries to accommodate the special needs of minority groups. The missionary priest modified his approach so as to accommodate to the Native Indians customs so as to better being able to convert them.

Part of Speech: verb

Definition: perform service

Synonyms: afford, aid, arrange, assist, avail, benefit, bow, comfort, convenience, defer, favor, furnish, gratify, help, humor, indulge, oblige, pamper, please, provide, serve, settle, submit, suit, supply, support, sustain, yield

Antonyms: bar, block, frustrate, hinder, impede, limit, obstruct, prevent, stop

Main Entry: acclimate

Part of Speech: verb

Definition: make or become adjusted, adapted

Synonyms: acclimatize, accommodate, acculture, accustom, climatize, conform, get used to, habituate, harden, season, toughen

Example Sentences

The technique also requires room around the fish's head to accommodate the space generated when it expands its mouth cavity.

To accommodate this migrant, the bones of the flatfish head twist and turn to make room.

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