verb (used with object), accommodated, accommodating.
to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige; to accommodate a friend.
to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with ): to accommodate a friend with money.
to lend money to: Can you accommodate him?
to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
to furnish with accommodations.
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; adjust; reconcile: to accommodate differences.
verb (used without object), accommodated, accommodating.
to become adjusted or adapted.
to become reconciled; agree.

1515–25; < Latin accommodātus adjusted (past participle of accommodāre), equivalent to ac- ac- + commod(us) fitting, suitable (com- com- + modus measure, manner) + -ātus -ate1

accommodable [uh-kom-uh-duh-buhl] , adjective
nonaccommodable, adjective
nonaccommodably, adverb
preaccommodate, verb (used with object), preaccommodated, preaccommodating.
reaccommodate, verb, reaccommodated, reaccommodating.
unaccommodable, adjective
underaccommodated, adjective
well-accommodated, adjective

1. serve, aid, assist, help, abet. See oblige. 6. See contain. 7. fit, suit. 8. compose, harmonize.

1. inconvenience. Unabridged
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accommodate (əˈkɒməˌdeɪt)
1.  (tr) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
2.  (tr) to oblige or do a favour for
3.  to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
4.  (tr) to bring into harmony; reconcile
5.  (tr) to allow room for; contain
6.  (tr) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
[C16: from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measure]

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Word Origin & History

1530s, from L. accomodatus "suitable," pp. of accomodare "make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another," from ad- "to" + commodare "make fit," from commodus "fit" (see commode). For accommodations "lodgings and entertainment," see accommodation. Pp. adj. accommodating "obliging" is attested from 1775.
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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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Example sentences
The technique also requires room around the fish's head to accommodate the
  space generated when it expands its mouth cavity.
To accommodate this trend, unions are leaving room in collective agreements for
  company-level pacts.
Nowadays, a typical hotel room can accommodate a maximum of four to five people.
Mammalian evolution could not proceed further, because there wasn't enough room
  in the skull to accommodate more brain tissue.
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