- 1[transitive] accommodate somebody to provide somebody with a room or place to sleep, live or sit The hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests. The aircraft is capable of accommodating 28 passengers. See related entries: Types of home
- 2[transitive] accommodate somebody/something to provide enough space for somebody/something Over 70 minutes of music can be accommodated on one CD. The old town hall now accommodates a Folk Museum. See related entries: Types of home
- 3[transitive] accommodate something (formal) to consider something, such as somebody’s opinion or a fact, and be influenced by it when you are deciding what to do or explaining something Our proposal tries to accommodate the special needs of minority groups. She modified her views so as to accommodate the objections of American feminists.
- 4[transitive] accommodate somebody (with something) (formal) to help somebody by doing what they want synonym oblige I have accommodated the press a great deal, giving numerous interviews. I’m sure the bank will be able to accommodate you.
- 5[intransitive, transitive] accommodate (something/yourself) to something (formal) to change your behaviour so that you can deal with a new situation better I needed to accommodate to the new schedule. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin accommodat- ‘made fitting’, from the verb accommodare, from ad- ‘to’ + commodus ‘fitting’.Extra examples The car park can accommodate about 200 cars. The garage can accommodate three cars. The aircraft is capable of accommodating 23 passengers.
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BrE BrE//əˈkɒmədeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɑːmədeɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accommodate
BrE BrE//əˈkɒmədeɪt//; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɑːmədeɪt//he / she / it accommodates
BrE BrE//əˈkɒmədeɪts//; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɑːmədeɪts//past simple accommodated
BrE BrE//əˈkɒmədeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɑːmədeɪtɪd//past participle accommodated
BrE BrE//əˈkɒmədeɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɑːmədeɪtɪd//-ing form accommodating
BrE BrE//əˈkɒmədeɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//əˈkɑːmədeɪtɪŋ//Types of home