Accommodate



to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige:
to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with):
The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room.
to lend money to:
Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash?
to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
to furnish with , as food and lodgings.
to have or make room for:
Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
to make suitable or consistent; adapt:
to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
to bring into harmony or make adjustments or allowances for: to accommodate differences;
to accommodate your busy schedule.
to become adjusted or adapted.
to become reconciled; agree.
Contemporary Examples

The News at Ten became the News at Five After Ten to accommodate it.
‘Broadchurch’ Is Great TV for Fans of ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ and ‘Prime Suspect’ Andrew Romano August 6, 2013

He did this at a time when most men resolutely believed that their clothes should be roomy enough to accommodate a village.
Designer Thom Browne Honored at White House With 2012 Cooper-Hewitt Award Winners Robin Givhan July 12, 2012

So, will the fingerprint iPhone be able to accommodate everyone?
New iPhone a Problem for People Who Lack Fingerprints Winston Ross September 11, 2013

A row of international boutiques sprang up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, to accommodate a younger, more fashionable crowd.
Money Rules in the New D.C. Jane Hitchcock April 7, 2009

Companies will need to accommodate as well the new familial arrangements that Millennials are likely to seek out.
Are Millennials Turning Their Backs on the American Dream? Joel Kotkin November 9, 2013

Historical Examples

Those of recent make are for but one pupil, though older ones, some of which are still in use, accommodate three or four.
The School System of Norway David Allen Anderson

But your eye and your ear will accommodate themselves to both.
Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth

We have at least ten available rooms large enough to accommodate clubs of that size.
Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson

“It is small, but it will accommodate us,” he said, with a smile.
Roden’s Corner Henry Seton Merriman

But after a certain point more rolling stock must be provided to accommodate the growing business.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

verb
(transitive) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
(transitive) to oblige or do a favour for
to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
(transitive) to bring into harmony; reconcile
(transitive) to allow room for; contain
(transitive) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
v.

1530s, from Latin accomodatus “suitable,” past participle of accomodare “make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + commodare “make fit,” from commodus “fit” (see commode). Related: Accommodated; accommodating.

accommodate ac·com·mo·date (ə-kŏm’ə-dāt’)
v. ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates
To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.

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