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Accommodate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Accommodate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Accommodate [ a.]
- Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end.
2 . Accommodate [ v. i.]
- To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted.
3 . Accommodate [ v. t.]
- To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
- 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.

Meaning of 'Accommodate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . accommodate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
Example in sentence:
  • Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country
Meaning (2):
- provide with something desired or needed
Example in sentence:
  • Can you accommodate me with a rental car?
Meaning (3):
- have room for; hold without crowding
Example in sentence:
  • The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people;
  • The theater admits 300 people;
  • This hotel can accommodate 250 guests
Meaning (4):
- provide housing for
Example in sentence:
  • The immigrants were housed in a new development outside the town;
  • We are lodging three foreign students this semester
Meaning (5):
- make (one thing) compatible with (another)
Example in sentence:
  • The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories
Meaning (6):
- be agreeable or acceptable to
Example in sentence:
  • This suits my needs
Meaning (7):
- provide a service or favor for someone
Example in sentence:
  • We had to oblige him