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.
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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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