- First attested in the 1530's.
- From Latin accomodātus, perfect passive participle of accomodō; ad + commodō (“make fit, help”); com + modus (“measure, proportion”). See mode.
- (UK) IPA(key): /əˈkɒməˌdeɪt/, [əˈkʰɒməˌdeɪt]
- (US) IPA(key): /əˈkɑməˌdeɪt/, [əˈkʰɑməˌdeɪt]
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- (transitive, often reflexive) 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
- (transitive) To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
- (transitive) To provide housing for; to furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
- (transitive) To do a favor or service for; to oblige;
- (transitive) 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.
- (transitive) To give consideration to; to allow for.
- (transitive) To contain comfortably; to have space for.
- (intransitive, rare) To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted.
- (obsolete) discommodate
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- accommodate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- accommodate in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879