Definition of Accommodate in English :

Define Accommodate in English

Accommodate meaning in English

Meaning of Accommodate in English

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Accommodate pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of accommodate


1. accommodate, fit, suit

be agreeable or acceptable to

Example Sentences:
'This suits my needs'

2. accommodate, adapt

make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

Example Sentences:
'Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country'

3. accommodate

provide with something desired or needed

Example Sentences:
'Can you accommodate me with a rental car?'

4. accommodate, admit, hold

have room for; hold without crowding

Example Sentences:
'This hotel can accommodate 250 guests'
'The theater admits 300 people'
'The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people'

5. accommodate, lodge

provide housing for

Example Sentences:
'We are lodging three foreign students this semester'

6. accommodate, oblige

provide a service or favor for someone

Example Sentences:
'We had to oblige him'

7. accommodate, conciliate, reconcile

make (one thing) compatible with (another)

Example Sentences:
'The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of accommodate
1. (transitive)
to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
2. (transitive)
to oblige or do a favour for
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

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see synonyms of accommodate
verb transitiveWord forms: acˈcommoˌdated or acˈcommoˌdating
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
verb intransitive
to become adjusted, as the lens of the eye in focusing on objects at various distances

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see synonyms of accommodate
v. ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates
a. To have enough space for: a parking lot big enough to accommodate buses. See Synonyms at contain.
b. To provide lodging for: We looked for a hotel to accommodate the extra guests.
2. To take into consideration or make adjustments for; allow for: an economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens.
a. To do a favor or service for; oblige. See Synonyms at oblige.
b. To provide for; supply with something needed: accommodated the expedition with supplies.
4. To make suitable; adapt or adjust: accommodated herself to her new surroundings. See Synonyms at adapt.
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.

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