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Definition of "accommodate" []

  • To do a favor or service for; oblige. See Synonyms at oblige. (verb-transitive)
  • To provide for; supply with. (verb-transitive)
  • To hold comfortably without crowding. See Synonyms at contain. (verb-transitive)
  • To make suitable; adapt. See Synonyms at adapt. (verb-transitive)
  • To allow for; consider: an economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accommodate" in a sentence
  • "When a party of the Shays rebels came to the house of General Pomeroy, in Northampton, and asked if he could accommodate them, -- the old soldier, seeing the green sprigs in their hats, the badges of their treason, shouted to his son, "Fetch me my hanger, and I'll _accommodate_ the scoundrels!""
  • "The very province we were jointly trying to accommodate is isolated yet again."
  • "Larsen said tents were being readied for 400,000 quake victims at mini-villages outside the capital that will initially hold 20,000 people, and in the long term accommodate around one million."