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Other Accommodate Definition

[v] make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
[v] make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
[v] provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
[v] provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"
[v] provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
[v] be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
[v] 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"



Misc. Definitions

\Ac*com"mo*date\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accommodated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accommodating}.] [L. accommodatus, p. p. 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 accommodate 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. Syn: To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.
\Ac*com"mo*date\, v. i. To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. [R.] --Boyle.
\Ac*com"mo*date\, a. [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare.] Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. [Archaic] --Tillotson.

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