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

Whenever we approached a ride, a Cast Member would walk right up to us and explain if and how my son could be accommodated.
Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom Elizabeth Picciuto July 16, 2014

But she said that even with the new protocol, agents of nominees will still be accommodated.
The Golden Globes’ Seating Arbiter Spills Nicole LaPorte January 9, 2011

Southern separatists in Aden will need to be accommodated as well.
Yemen’s Dangerous Power Vacuum After President Saleh Bruce Riedel November 23, 2011

In any case, it accommodated Pigpen very nicely; he was indeed one far-out gentleman, no doubt about it, none at all.
The Stacks: Grateful Dead I Have Known Ed McClanahan August 29, 2014

Traditional Judaism was fluid and diverse and accommodated itself to the practical requirements of the day.
Ultra-Orthodox Attacks on Israel’s Women Linked to Arab Inequality Peter Beinart December 28, 2011

Historical Examples

There are in this hotel pleasant quarters for 800 persons, and a greater number can be accommodated in case of p. 311necessity.
Lights and Shadows of New York Life James D. McCabe

Mrs. Jenkins accommodated him with a plate and knife and fork, and with some more muffins.
The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood

They were accommodated in a small house for the time being, where the most influential people of the city came to visit them.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXI, 1624 Various

The Judge and Urquhart were accommodated with cigarettes, and Lancelot entertained them.
Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett

The whole party went to the Henrico House, where they were accommodated with adjoining rooms.
Victor’s Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

(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

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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