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accommodate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accommodate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accommodate  \Ac*com"mo*date\,  v.  i. 
  To  adapt  one's  self  to  be  conformable  or  adapted.  [R.] 
  --Boyle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accommodate  \Ac*com"mo*date\,  a.  [L.  accommodatus  p.  p.  of 
  accommodare.] 
  Suitable;  fit  adapted;  as  means  accommodate  to  end 
  [Archaic]  --Tillotson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accommodate 
  v  1:  be  agreeable  or  acceptable  to  "This  suits  my  needs"  [syn:  {suit}, 
  {fit}] 
  2:  make  fit  or  tailor  something  to  something  "Words 
  accommodate  their  meanings  to  other  words  in  the  same 
  sentence"  [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:  house  temporarily,  as  a  guest  [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}] 




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