Definitions for accommodate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word accommodate.
suit, accommodate, fitverb
be agreeable or acceptable to
"This suits my needs"
make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
"Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
provide with something desired or needed
"Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"
accommodate, hold, admitverb
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"
provide housing for
"We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
provide a service or favor for someone
"We had to oblige him"
accommodate, reconcile, conciliateverb
make (one thing) compatible with (another)
"The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
They accommodate their counsels to his inclination. -Joseph Addison
To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
To provide housing for; to furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
To do a favor or service for; to oblige;
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.
To give consideration to; to allow for.
To contain comfortably; to have space for.
To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted.
Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - John Tillotson
Etymology: * First attested in the 1530's.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Suitable, fit; used sometimes with the particle for, but more frequently with to.
Etymology: accommodatus, Lat.
They are so acted and directed by nature, as to cast their eggs in such places as are most accommodate for the exclusion of their young, and where there is food ready for them so soon as they be hatched. John Ray, on the Creation.
In these cases, we examine the why, the what, and the how, of things, and propose means accommodate to the end. Roger L'Estrange.
God did not primarily intend to appoint this way of worship, and to impose it upon them as that which was most proper and agreeable to him, but that he condescended to it as most accommodate to their present state and inclination. John Tillotson, Serm. v.
Etymology: accommodo, Lat.
Three thousand confident, in act as many;
For three performers are the file, when all
The rest do nothing; with this word stand, stand,
Accommodated by the place, (more charming
With their own nobleness, which could have turn’d
A distaff to a lance) gilded pale looks. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.
He had altered many things, not that they were not natural before, but that he might accommodate himself to the age in which he lived. John Dryden, on Dramatic Poetry.
’Twas his misfortune to light upon an hypothesis, that could not be accommodated to the nature of things, and human affairs; his principles could not be made to agree with that constitution and order which God had settled in the world. John Locke.
Accommodate generally refers to providing a place or room for someone to live or something to happen. It can also mean making adjustments or adaptations to suit a particular condition, need or situation. Additionally, it could mean helping someone by doing what they ask or what they need.
Accommodate is a verb that generally means to make or have room for someone or something. It can also mean to adapt, adjust or make provision for needs, wishes or conditions. Additionally, accommodate can denote the act of providing lodging or sufficient space or helping someone by doing them a favor.
Accommodate generally means to provide a space or a place for someone or something. It can also mean to adjust, adapt or make room for something. Additionally, it can involve taking actions to fulfill a particular requirement, need, or desire, or to help someone by doing what they ask or what is needed.
Accommodate generally refers to the act of making room for something or someone, or adapting to fit a particular purpose or situation. This could be providing a place to stay for a guest, adjusting plans to consider someone's needs, or adapting oneself to new conditions.
Accommodate generally refers to the act of providing room, space or convenience to meet the needs or wishes of a person or situation. It can involve adjusting or adapting oneself to new or different conditions, or making adjustments to meet someone else's needs. It could also refer to providing a place to stay or live.
Accommodate generally means to adapt, adjust, or make suitable space for someone or something. It can refer to providing a place to stay or live for someone, arranging enough of something to fulfill a need or request, or adapting one's behavior to fulfill the wishes or needs of others. This can commonly refer to making arrangements or adjustments to fit special circumstances.
To accommodate generally means to adapt, adjust, or make suitable arrangements for something or someone. It can refer to the act of providing a place to stay or live, or the process of adjusting or adapting one's behaviors or actions to conform to particular conditions or requirements. It can also refer to the capacity or space available for someone or something.
to render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances
to bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc
to furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings
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
to adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted
suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end
Etymology: [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ak-kom′mod-āt, v.t. to adapt: to make suitable: to adjust: to harmonise or force into consistency (to): to furnish or supply (with): to provide entertainment for.—p.adj. Accom′modating, affording accommodation: obliging: pliable: easily corrupted.—n. Accommodā′tion, convenience: fitness: adjustment: obligingness: an arrangement or compromise: (theol.) an adaptation or method of interpretation which explains the special form in which the revelation is presented as unessential to its contents, or rather as often adopted by way of compromise with human ignorance or weakness: a loan of money.—adj. Accom′modative, furnishing accommodation: obliging.—ns. Accom′modativeness; Accom′modator.—Accommodation bill, a bill drawn, accepted, or endorsed by one or more persons as security for a sum advanced to another by a third party, as a banker; Accommodation ladder, a stairway at the outside of a ship's gangway to facilitate access to boats. [L. ad, to, commodus, fitting. See Commodious.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'accommodate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4775
Rank popularity for the word 'accommodate' in Verbs Frequency: #704
The numerical value of accommodate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of accommodate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
It’s completely impossible for the agency to accommodate all these applications and process them with any integrity whatsoever, this is five times their workload we’re talking about.
Maintenance is inspecting the aircraft as we accommodate the customers.
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
Young fella, if you're lookin' for trouble I'll accommodate ya
There is enough room in the sky to accommodate as many stars, to shine. Reach out there and spread the light of your talent, brilliance of your art and let this world be illumined, get MickeyMized.
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- endigen, anpassen, in Übereinstimmung bringen, unterbringen, einrichten, beherbergen, einquartieren, machenGerman
- satisfacer, adaptar, acomodarSpanish
- excipio, accommodateLatin
- accommoderen, onderbrengen, aanpassen, herbergenDutch
- приспосабливать, приспосабливаться, подгонять, приспособиться, приспособить, подогнатьRussian
- förse, tillgodoseSwedish
- düzenlemek, alışmak, tanzim etmek, yerleştirmek, uyum sağlamak, uydurmakTurkish
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