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Definition of accommodate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they accommodate
    he / she / it accommodates
    past simple accommodated
    -ing form accommodating
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  1. 1[transitive] accommodate somebody to provide someone with a room or place to sleep, live, or sit The hotel can accommodate up to 500 guests. The plane is capable of accommodating 28 passengers.
  2. 2[transitive] accommodate somebody/something to provide enough space for someone or something Over 70 minutes of music can be accommodated on one CD. The old town hall now accommodates a Folk Museum.
  3. 3[transitive] accommodate something (formal) to consider something, such as someone'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 the disabled. She modified her views so as to accommodate the objections of feminists.
  4. 4[transitive] accommodate somebody (with something) (formal) to help someone 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. 5[intransitive, transitive] accommodate (something/yourself) to something (formal) to change your behavior so that you can deal with a new situation better I needed to accommodate myself to the new schedule.
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