2 make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country" [syn: adapt]
3 provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"
4 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" [syn: hold, admit]
5 provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester" [syn: lodge]
7 make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories" [syn: reconcile, conciliate]
EtymologyLatin accommodatus, past participle of accommodare; ad + commodare to make fit, help; con- + modus measure, proportion. See mode
- To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to
conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
- They accomodate their counsels to his inclination. -Addison
- To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
- To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
- 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.
- (intransitive) (rare) To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. - Boyle
- To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.
- Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - Tillotson
- Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)
Accommodation may refer to:
- Accommodation (in British usage) or accommodations (in American usage) is lodging in a dwelling or similar living quarters afforded to travellers in hotels or on cruise ships, or prisoners, etc.
- Accommodation (religion), a theological principle linked to divine revelation within the Christian church
(law), a term used in United States contract law
- Accommodation Bill, a bill of exchange
- Accommodation (eye), the sense in ophthalmology
- Accommodation (physiology), process of changes in bodily function due to repeated exposure to drugs or toxins
- Accommodation (psychology), the process by which existing mental structures and behaviors are modified to adapt to new experiences according to Jean Piaget (see also assimilation)
- Communication Accommodation Theory, the process by which people change their language behaviour to be more or less similar to that of the people with whom they are interacting.
- Accommodation is a linguistics term meaning grammatical acceptance of unstated values as in Accommodation of presuppositions
- Biblical Accommodation is the adaptation of text from the Bible to signify ideas different from those originally expressed.
- Accommodation (education) are modifications made in the classroom to assist a child with a disability
accommodate in Indonesian: Akomodasi
accommodate in Polish: Akomodacja
accommodate in Simple English: Accommodation
accommodate in Ukrainian: Акомодація
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