Accommodate Ac*com"mo*date, a. [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare.] Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. [Archaic] --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Accommodate — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — ac·com·mo·date /ə kä mə ˌdāt/ vt dat·ed, dat·ing 1: to make a change or provision for accommodate a disability see also reasonable accommodation 2: to accept without compensation responsibility for a debt of (another person) in the event of… …   Law dictionary

  • accommodate — UK US /əˈkɒmədeɪt/ verb [T] ► to have or provide the space that someone or something needs: »The centre can accommodate up to 220 students. »The airport simply doesn t have enough room to accommodate increased air traffic. ► to give someone what… …   Financial and business terms

  • accommodate — [v1] make room, lodging available board, contain, domicile, entertain, furnish, harbor, hold, house, put up*, quarter, receive, rent, shelter, supply, take in, welcome; concept 226 Ant. turn away, turn out accommodate [v2] make, become suitable… …   New thesaurus

  • accommodate — [ə käm′ə dāt΄] vt. accommodated, accommodating [< L accommodatus, pp. of accommodare < ad , to + commodare, to fit < commodus: see COMMODE] 1. to make fit; adjust; adapt [to accommodate oneself to changes] 2. to reconcile (differences) 3 …   English World dictionary

  • accommodate — accommodate, accommodation These are among the most commonly misspelt words in English: there are two cs and two ms. The verb accommodate is followed by to when it means ‘adapt’ and by with when (less usually) it means ‘to equip, supply, oblige’ …   Modern English usage

  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, v. i. To adapt one s self; to be conformable or adapted. [R.] Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — (v.) 1530s, from L. accomodatus suitable, pp. of accomodare make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + commodare make fit, from commodus fit (see COMMODE (Cf. commode)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • accommodate — 1 adjust, *adapt, conform, reconcile Analogous words: *yield, submit, bow, defer: modify, *change, alter, vary: temper, *moderate, qualify Antonyms: constrain Contrasted words: *estrange, alienate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accommodate — ► VERB 1) provide lodging or sufficient space for. 2) adapt to or fit in with. ORIGIN Latin accommodare, from commodus fitting …   English terms dictionary

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