English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Latin , perfect passive participle of accommodātus ; accommodō + ad commodō ( “ make fit, help ” ); + com- modus ( “ measure, proportion ” ) (English ).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
( UK ) IPA (: key) /əˈkɒməˌdeɪt/, [əˈkʰɒməˌdeɪt]
( US ) IPA (: key) /əˈkɑməˌdeɪt/, [əˈkʰɑməˌdeɪt]
accommodate ( third-person singular simple present , accommodates present participle , accommodating simple past and past participle )
( transitive , often reflexive ) To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt.
Synonyms: , adapt , conform , adjust , arrange suit to accommodate ourselves to circumstances 1712 June 29 (Gregorian calendar), Joseph Addison, Richard Steele [ et al.], “WEDNESDAY, June 18, 1712”, in , number The Spectator 475; republished in Alexander Chalmers, editor, The Spectator; a New Edition,, New York, N.Y.: [ … ] D[aniel] Appleton & Company, 1853, , →OCLC page : 15 IT is an old Obſervation, which has been made of Politicians who would rather ingratiate themſelves with their Sovereign, than promote his real Service, that they accommodate their Counſels to his Inclinations, and adviſe him to ſuch Actions only as his Heart is naturally ſet upon.
( transitive ) To cause to come to agreement; to bring about harmony; to reconcile.
Synonym: reconcile to accommodate differences
( transitive ) To provide housing for.
to accommodate an old friend for a week To provide sufficient space for
2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, pages 67–68: My next stop is Oxford, which has also grown with the addition of new platforms to accommodate the Chiltern Railways service to London via Bicester - although, short sightedly, the planned electrification from Paddington was canned.
( transitive ) To provide with something desired, needed, or convenient.
to accommodate a friend with a loan
( 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.
to accommodate prophecy to events
( transitive ) To give consideration to; to allow for.
( transitive ) To contain comfortably; to have space for.
This venue accommodates three hundred people.
( intransitive , rare ) To adapt oneself; to be conformable or adapted; become adjusted. ( intransitive , of an eye ) To change focal length in order to focus at a different distance.
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Translations [ edit ]
to render fit or suitable
to cause to come into agreement
to provide housing for
acollir , (ca) allotjar (ca) Dutch:
onderbrengen , (nl) herbergen (nl) Finnish:
majoittaa (fi) French:
héberger (fr) Galician:
acomodar , (gl) albergar , (gl) acoller , (gl) apousentar (gl) German:
unterbringen , (de) beherbergen , (de) einquartieren (de) Hebrew:
אִכְסֵן (he) ( ichsén ) Hungarian:
befogad (hu) Ido:
gastigar (io) Italian:
accomodare , (it) alloggiare , (it) ospitare (it) Middle English:
, herberwen housen Polish:
nocować (pl) , impf przenocować (pl) pf Portuguese:
acomodar (pt) Serbo-Croatian:
смје́штати impf Roman: smjéštati (sh) impf Spanish:
acoger , (es) albergar (es) Swedish:
hysa (sv) Turkish: , (please verify) kalacak yer sağlamak (please verify) kalacak yer vermek
to provide space for something
to provide with something desired
to do a favor or service for
to show the correspondence of; adapt to fit
to contain comfortably; have space for
Translations to be checked
Adjective [ edit ]
accommodate ( comparative , more accommodate superlative )
( obsolete ) Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end.
a. , 1671 John Tillotson, Sermons Preach’d Upon Several Occaſions, London: A.M., page : 181 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.
Further reading [ edit ]
accommodātē ( comparative , accommodātius superlative )
Related terms [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) accommodate , Oxford: Clarendon Press A Latin Dictionary “
”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) accommodate An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
accommodate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book , London:  Macmillan and Co. to be a persuasive speaker: accommodate ad persuadendum dicere
Pronunciation [ edit ]
accommodate ( third-person singular simple present , accommodates present participle , accommodatin simple past , accomodatit past participle )
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