AskDefine | Define accommodate

Dictionary Definition



1 be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs" [syn: suit, fit]
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]
6 provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him" [syn: oblige] [ant: disoblige]
7 make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories" [syn: reconcile, conciliate]

User Contributed Dictionary



Latin accommodatus, past participle of accommodare; ad + commodare to make fit, help; con- + modus measure, proportion. See mode



  1. To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
    They accomodate their counsels to his inclination. -Addison
  2. To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
  3. To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
  4. 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.
  5. (intransitive) (rare) To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. - Boyle


  • To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.



  1. Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - Tillotson



  1. suitably


  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

Extensive Definition

Accommodation may refer to:
it may also include resorts, hotels, backpacker hostels, b&b's etc.
accommodate in Indonesian: Akomodasi
accommodate in Polish: Akomodacja
accommodate in Simple English: Accommodation
accommodate in Ukrainian: Акомодація

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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