Definitions for: Accommodate


[v] make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
[v] make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
[v] provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
[v] provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"
[v] provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
[v] be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ac*com"mo*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Accommodated; p. pr. & vb. n. Accommodating.] [L.
accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare; ad + commodare to make
fit, help; con- + modus measure, proportion. See Mode.]
1. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to
conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
``They accommodate their counsels to his inclination.''
--Addison.

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

3. To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient;
to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a
loan or with lodgings.

4. 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.

Syn: To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.


Ac*com"mo*date, v. i.
To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. [R.]
--Boyle.


Ac*com"mo*date, a. [L. accommodatus, p. p. of
accommodare.]
Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end.
[Archaic] --Tillotson.

Synonyms: adapt, admit, conciliate, fit, hold, lodge, oblige, reconcile, suit

Antonyms: disoblige

See Also: abide by, adjust, alter, anglicise, anglicize, barrack, billet, canton, cater, change, comply, conform to, cultivate, domesticate, domiciliate, electrify, fit, follow, gear, harmonise, harmonize, house, keep, lodge in, meet, naturalise, naturalize, occupy, pitch, ply, provide, put up, quarter, reside, shoehorn, supply, tailor, tame, transcribe, vary, wire

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