Definition of 'accommodate'


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1. archaic Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - John Tillotson

2. Archaic Suitable; fit; adapted.

3. transitive To contain comfortably; to have space for.

4. transitive To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.

5. transitive To give consideration to; to allow for.

6. transitive 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.

7. transitive To provide housing for; to furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.

8. transitive To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.

9. transitive To do a favor or service for; to oblige;

10. intransitive, rare To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted.

11. be agreeable or acceptable to

12. provide with something desired or needed

13. To be conformable; specifically, in physiology, to be in or come to adjustment. See accommodation, 4 .

14. To show fitness or agreement in; reconcile, as things which are at variance or which seem inconsistent; bring into harmony or concord: as, to accommodate prophecy to events.

15. To adjust; settle: as, to accommodate differences.

16. To make suitable, correspondent, or consistent; fit; adapt: as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances; to accommodate the choice of subjects to the occasion; to accommodate a Latin word, in form or use, to English analogies.

17. To supply or furnish; provide with certain conveniences; give accommodation to: as, my house can accommodate a large number of guests: followed by with when what is supplied is expressly mentioned: as, to accommodate a man with apartments; to accommodate a friend with money.

18. To suit; serve; convenience; oblige; do a kindness or favor to: as, he is always delighted to accommodate a friend.

19. To serve, oblige, assist, aid.

20. Synonyms To suit, adapt, fit, conform, adjust, reconcile.

21. To furnish, supply, provide for.

22. Suitable; fit; adapted; accommodated.

23. To make suitable; adapt or adjust: synonym: adapt.

24. To do a favor or service for; oblige. synonym: oblige.

25. To provide lodging for.

26. To have enough space for: synonym: contain.

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

28. To provide for; supply with something needed.

29. To adapt oneself; become adjusted.

30. To take into consideration or make adjustments for; allow for.

31. rare To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted.

32. 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..

33. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform.

34. To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige.

35. To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle


1. The old voice was strong; it would not readily accommodate itself to questions.

2. It was too small to comfortably accommodate a rhinoceros, or even a bear or tiger.

3. When a party of the Shays rebels came to the house of General Pomeroy, in Northampton, and asked if he could accommodate them, -- the old soldier, seeing the green sprigs in their hats, the badges of their treason, shouted to his son, "Fetch me my hanger, and I'll _accommodate_ the scoundrels!"

4. The very province we were jointly trying to accommodate is isolated yet again.

5. Health Minister Alex Larsen said tents were being readied for 400,000 quake victims at mini-villages outside the capital that will initially hold 20,000 people, and in the long term accommodate around one million.

6. Larsen said tents were being readied for 400,000 quake victims at mini-villages outside the capital that will initially hold 20,000 people, and in the long term accommodate around one million.

7. Health Minister Alex Larsen said that tents were being readied for 400,000 people at mini-villages that will initially hold 20,000, and in the long term accommodate about one million.

8. ‘Scattered across 180 acres of tranquil hills, valleys and brooks are cottages and rooms accommodating guests of all categories and tastes.’

9. ‘This room is at the heart of the property; a recessed area accommodates an oil-fired Rayburn range while there is a cut slate floor and work surface.’

10. ‘This area also accommodates a small guest toilet and the stairs to the first floor.’

11. ‘Meanwhile, new buildings on the four hectare site will accommodate another 60 flats.’

12. ‘Some of the pigs might also go to nearby farm buildings if neighbouring farms could accommodate them, he added.’

13. ‘The houses in Atlantic View once accommodated British Coastguard officers.’

14. ‘The local government has thus far built shelters to accommodate people from the area.’

15. ‘Statistics show the four-story mall accommodates a total of 11 shops and some 120 shopkeepers.’

16. ‘Your average busy bar accommodates a couple of hundred people in an enclosed and poorly ventilated area.’

17. ‘The chapel could only accommodate a fraction of the people and each mass was dedicated to all the victims.’

18. ‘An old cooperage behind the Scottish Fisheries Museum accommodates Peter Jukes' lauded seafood restaurant.’

19. ‘The hospital also accommodates visitors to the Irish Kidney Association's Respite Centre in Tramore.’

20. ‘The refurbished Main House now accommodates the Sixth Form and the Senior pupils.’

21. ‘Ko Olina Marina is a modern 270-slip facility accommodating boats up to 150 feet with all the comforts of home - no decaying docks here.’

22. ‘This has allowed the creation of a large reception space accommodating the living room, dining area and kitchen.’

23. ‘A 336-square-foot guest suite above the garage accommodates visitors for extended stays.’

24. ‘Today that ancestral house accommodates a dance academy run by my daughter.’

25. ‘The bar is always fifteen deep, the dancefloor accommodates 250 people but probably packs more and the lighting is very, very dark.’

26. ‘The office accommodates two recently merged law firms in a space that expresses the new firm's identity.’

27. ‘At present there are eight public off-street car parks accommodating 935 cars, with seven private car parks with over 600 spaces.’

28. ‘The new regime has no time for the tiresome (if unselfish) business of accommodating the wishes of other festivals.’

29. ‘It is difficult to accommodate the wishes of all in the community but we do try to get it right as far as we possibly can.’

30. ‘Because of Johnson's strong family ties, the Falcons have gone the extra mile in accommodating his wish to spend the majority of the offseason with his wife and two children.’

31. ‘He's griping about the team not accommodating his wish to be traded.’

32. ‘Many think the gospel can only succeed if it accommodates the wishes of the world.’

33. ‘The daguerreotypist was expected to accommodate the wishes of his clients.’

34. ‘Certain other measures have been adopted to accommodate the claimant's wishes.’

35. ‘Every effort should be made to accommodate the wishes of women and their partners.’

36. ‘The one issue they all agree on is that the work world must change to accommodate families.’

37. ‘The building supports environmentally minded commuters by providing showers for bicyclers and accommodating employees who wish to take the bus.’

38. ‘The price often seems to rise inexorably as more voices must be accommodated at every turn, especially as the EU enlarges.’

39. ‘Is this mirrored in the appearance of the ‘esteemed male guest’ who must be accommodated at all costs?’

40. ‘The system cannot revolve around any one case, but must try to accommodate the needs of all cases.’

41. ‘Difference of opinion is good but we must learn to accommodate each other's point of view at the same time.’

42. ‘The language of this handbook accommodates the needs of design and production professionals and students.’

43. ‘Work must also be restructured in such a way that it accommodates caregiving, through a shorter workweek and more flexible scheduling, for example.’

44. ‘In the case of genuine absence, you must see if you can accommodate the needs of the employee.’

45. ‘At the ASEM summit held some weeks ago in the South Korean capital the protocol officers had difficulties in accommodating all the wishes for personal encounters.’

46. ‘Not for Mandarin, but for the other local languages it is designed to accommodate.’

47. ‘This has led to religious decline, but it has also led to religious reformation with churches accommodating change in diverse ways.’

48. ‘Empires generally expect neighboring states and dependencies to accept their power and accommodate to it.’

49. ‘Kissinger assumed a key role in state decision-making during the 1970s and attempted to take the USA in a realist direction of accommodating to its declining power by non-ideological calculations.’

50. ‘He noted, ‘Neighbourhoods flourish by accommodating to change, not by saying no to it.’’

51. ‘Human history is a history of progress - of forging ahead and improving our lot by changing our circumstances, not accommodating to them.’

52. ‘Thirdly, experiencing the changes that are going on at a physical level as the body accommodates to new life and prepares for birth can lead to a new type of relationship with your body.’

53. ‘Some still hold these positions, and a few have even accommodated to changing times and become sound, although never outstanding, university administrators.’

54. ‘As in the far more lucrative arena of the visual arts, dance lost its oppositional fervor as it accommodated to both political and economic realities.’

55. ‘Its deeply territorial nature is incompletely accommodated to the disciplined consumption demanded of a truly global consumer system.’

56. ‘Now all attitudes will have to be accommodated to ALP policy.’

57. ‘This idea can be easily accommodated to any size of file folders.’

58. ‘The Tokyo tribunal accommodated to these sentiments by granting Emperor Hirohito immunity from prosecution.’

59. ‘The report also looks at measures which will physically ‘control’ rat runs, bring in public transport routes away from congested areas and a flexible plan which can accommodate to differing situations.’

60. ‘The most important choice you'll ever make is how you accommodate to this at this point and I'll promise you the worst possible thing we can ever do, is have suffering with no meaning and no purpose.’

61. ‘If you let them worry about you more, you get stronger at your best techniques and they have to accommodate to your game plan.’

62. ‘Urban society will have to accommodate to those prices, and with the majority of people living in a sprawling urban environment, we're going to have a hard time.’

63. ‘What we do not expect, however, are the speed and extent to which many of these victims accommodate to their new circumstances.’

64. ‘Common sense and the sense of self-protectiveness tell us to accommodate to what we cannot change.’

65. ‘I have always thought that the best way to begin to accommodate to new circumstances is to learn to laugh in them.’

66. ‘How can society hope to accommodate to men and women alike pursuing their public ambitions while maintaining a stable domestic life?’

67. Can you accommodate me with a rental car?

Other users have misspelling accommodate as:

1. accomodate 36.61%

2. accomadate 12.26%

3. accomidate 9.35%

4. accomdate 3.39%

5. accomoda 2.26%

6. accomodat 1.94%

7. accommodat 1.29%

8. acomidate 1.13%

9. Other 31.77%

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