What does accommodate mean?

Definitions for accommodate
əˈkɒm əˌdeɪtac·com·mo·date

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word accommodate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suit, accommodate, fitverb

    be agreeable or acceptable to

    "This suits my needs"

  2. adapt, accommodateverb

    make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

    "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"

  3. accommodateverb

    provide with something desired or needed

    "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"

  4. 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"

  5. lodge, accommodateverb

    provide housing for

    "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"

  6. oblige, accommodateverb

    provide a service or favor for someone

    "We had to oblige him"

  7. accommodate, reconcile, conciliateverb

    make (one thing) compatible with (another)

    "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"

Wiktionary

  1. accommodateverb

    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

  2. accommodateverb

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

  3. accommodateverb

    To provide housing for; to furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.

  4. accommodateverb

    To do a favor or service for; to oblige;

  5. accommodateverb

    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.

  6. accommodateverb

    To give consideration to; to allow for.

  7. accommodateverb

    To contain comfortably; to have space for.

  8. accommodateverb

    To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted.

  9. accommodateadjective

    Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - John Tillotson

  10. Etymology: * First attested in the 1530's.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Accommodateadjective

    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.

  2. To ACCOMMODATEverb

    Etymology: accommodo, Lat.

    These three,
    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accommodateverb

    to render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances

  2. Accommodateverb

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

  3. Accommodateverb

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

  4. Accommodateverb

    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

  5. Accommodateverb

    to adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted

  6. Accommodateadjective

    suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end

  7. Etymology: [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Accommodate

    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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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accommodate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4775

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accommodate' in Verbs Frequency: #704

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accommodate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accommodate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of accommodate in a Sentence

  1. Travis Grenier:

    Blakes mother read 1 Corinthians 13. In front of our parents, siblings and our photographer, we shed tears of happiness, anxiousness, and nervousness. I walked down the aisle with relics of my late grandparents and I couldnt have asked for a more perfect wedding. At that moment, I realized that my love for Blake is what made getting married special. We cant wait to celebrate with everyone, but this day will forever be ours. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isnt crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesnt think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. For now, she said she is willing to accommodate the bride and grooms needs, whether that means going ahead with the wedding virtually, in a small group, postponingthe big day altogether. Whatever things that a wedding planner would typically do, we are still doing for these virtual weddings. We are willing to customize and do whatever we need to do. I think people are making the best of a really hard situation, Balmer said. Washington, D.C. wedding and event planner Tiffany Balmer said she isn’t crossing out the idea of virtual weddings being a new business model for future couples, although she doesn’t think it will replace face-to-face ceremonies. (Elina Shirazi) Chris Goujon agrees with that sentiment. Obviously tomorrow is not guaranteed, so if you want to get married, do it. The Smiths said that even though they did not plan on a virtual wedding, they dont think its a bad idea for other couples who dont want to postpone the date. Virtual weddings, its amazing! It is a great way to be safe but to still have people join in your union. Certain life moments shouldnt be had without the presence of your village. We are thankful that technology gives people the opportunity to share such a special moment. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE I think we all get so caught up in what our relationship looks like to others and you know, you really just need a four dollar Publix cake and your significant other and some music and a box of champagne, Kenna Grenier said. Nothing went right for our wedding, but it is what you make of it, i dont know if to the state of Georgia we are married, but at least to us we are.

  2. Tom Kearney:

    If this is indeed the case, huge investments are needed in the import infrastructure and reconfiguring boilers to accommodate a wider spectrum of coal specifications.

  3. Del Pino:

    We spoke of the adjustments that we have to make to accommodate the economic vicissitudes of the changing times, we had the opportunity to discuss very clearly the financial strategy that we have.

  4. Phil Contrino:

    This is an example of the market expanding when it needs to accommodate two big movies.

  5. Sherif Elsayed-Ali:

    If a tiny country with a weak economy and huge debt like Lebanon can accommodate an increase of a quarter of its population, others can certainly be doing more to help.

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  • يوفقArabic
  • endigen, anpassen, in Übereinstimmung bringen, unterbringen, einrichten, beherbergen, einquartieren, machenGerman
  • satisfacer, adaptar, acomodarSpanish
  • تطبیقPersian
  • accommoderFrench
  • समायोजितHindi
  • befogadHungarian
  • aptigarIdo
  • ospitareItalian
  • excipio, accommodateLatin
  • accommoderen, onderbrengen, aanpassen, herbergenDutch
  • acomodarPortuguese
  • приспосабливать, приспосабливаться, подгонять, приспособиться, приспособить, подогнатьRussian
  • förse, tillgodoseSwedish
  • düzenlemek, alışmak, tanzim etmek, yerleştirmek, uyum sağlamak, uydurmakTurkish
  • 容纳Chinese

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