accommodate

Definitions

  • An Accommodating Party
    An Accommodating Party
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v accommodate make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
    • v accommodate make (one thing) compatible with (another) "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
    • v accommodate provide a service or favor for someone "We had to oblige him"
    • v accommodate provide with something desired or needed "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"
    • v accommodate provide housing for "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
    • v accommodate be agreeable or acceptable to "This suits my needs"
    • v accommodate 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"
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The Function of Accommodation The Function of Accommodation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The photo most often requested from the U.S. National Archives is that of the meeting between Elvis Presley and President Nixon in 1970. Presley had requested that Nixon make him an honorary drug enforcement agent and Nixon accommodated him.
    • a Accommodate Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end.
    • v. i Accommodate To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted.
    • Accommodate To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
    • Accommodate To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
    • Accommodate To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances. "They accommodate their counsels to his inclination."
    • Accommodate 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • accommodate To make suitable, correspondent, or consistent; fit; adapt: as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances; to accommodate the choice of subjects to the occasion; to accommodate a Latin word, in form or use, to English analogies.
    • accommodate To show fitness or agreement in; reconcile, as things which are at variance or which seem inconsistent; bring into harmony or concord: as, to accommodate prophecy to events.
    • accommodate To adjust; settle: as, to accommodate differences.
    • accommodate To supply or furnish; provide with certain conveniences; give accommodation to: as, my house can accommodate a large number of guests: followed by with when what is supplied is expressly mentioned: as, to accommodate a man with apartments; to accommodate a friend with money.
    • accommodate To suit; serve; convenience; oblige; do a kindness or favor to: as, he is always delighted to accommodate a friend.
    • accommodate Synonyms To suit, adapt, fit, conform, adjust, reconcile.
    • accommodate To furnish, supply, provide for.
    • accommodate To serve, oblige, assist, aid.
    • accommodate To be conformable; specifically, in physiology, to be in or come to adjustment. See accommodation, 4 .
    • accommodate Suitable; fit; adapted; accommodated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Accommodate ak-kom′mod-āt to adapt: to make suitable: to adjust: to harmonise or force into consistency (to): to furnish or supply (with): to provide entertainment for
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Quotations

  • William Mcgovern
    William Mcgovern
    “The only practice that's now constant is the practice of constantly accommodating to change.”
  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel%20Beckett
    “To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “The life of man is a journey; a journey that must be traveled, however bad the roads or the accommodation.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.”
  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare,; ad, + commodare, to make fit, help; con-, + modus, measure, proportion. See Mode
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ad, to, commodus, fitting. See Commodious.

Usage

In literature:

The ample provision for the accommodation, exercise, and food of the prisoners, has been of late years a topic of complaint.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
More primitive furniture and lack of accommodations.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
When he had secured the sail, he ascended the accommodation steps, which the seaman had placed on the side for his use.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
The only thing this latter gadget did was to scatter more potential nuclei to the accommodating wind.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
The young hunters slept on board of the Blanchita, and they were delighted with their accommodations.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
There was no wigwam sufficiently capacious to accommodate such a multitude as the occasion would assemble.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Our missionary friends in Calcutta had heard of the arrival of our ship, and arranged for our accommodation.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
I do ask for equal accommodations for the same money.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
We had no nurses, partly because there was no accommodation for them.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
Sleeping accommodations no better than before, as far as I was concerned.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
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In poetry:

"Houses are classed, I beg to state,
According to the number
Of Ghosts that they accommodate: (The Tenant merely counts as WEIGHT,
With Coals and other lumber).
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
Then 'tis well we're both accommodated.
That I can't send thee all I have of treasure
Arises from the templar; thou must know him,
I have a weighty debt to pay to him.
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
And there's also ten thousand rumsellers there—
Oh, wonderful to think of, I do declare!
To accommodate the people of New York therein,
And to encourage them to commit all sorts of sin.
"Jottings of New York" by William Topaz McGonagall
The suburban villas of Leith are elegant and grand,
With accommodation that might suit the greatest lady in the land;
And the air is pure and good for the people's health,
And health, I'm sure, is better by far than wealth.
"The Ancient Town of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
The lodging-houses at Bablicome are magnificent to be seen,
And the accommodation there would suit either king or queen,
And there's some exquisite cottages embowered in the woodland,
And sloping down to the sea shore, is really very grand.
"Beautiful Torquay" by William Topaz McGonagall
And in the summer season it's a very popular bathing-place,
And the visitors from London and Edinburgh finds solace,
As they walk along the yellow sand beach inhaling fresh air;
Besides, there's every accommodation for ladies and gentlemen there.
"Beautiful Nairn" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Jee Ltd, an indepenedent multi-discipline engineering and training firm, has announced further plans for expansion to accommodate the company's growth strategy and the creation of 150 new jobs in the UK.
Actor Jack Burns seeks a sense of identity and father figures while accommodating a host of overbearing and elaborately dysfunctional women in Irving's latest sprawling novel (after The Fourth Hand ).
The wide opens spaces, accommodating inns and restaurants, and the echoes of Gram Parsons draw them to the desert each year.
It accommodates students from Pre-K–5th grade.
Naulakha, Rudyard Kipling 's American home, available for overnight accommodations.
Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Kissimmee , Fla. Has completed three projects valued at $2.5 million that the airport undertook to accommodate its growing aviation businesses and help it to best serve its customers.
The recently renovated 60-acre property offers 375 RV sites and 200 cottage accommodations sleeping up to six.
The company said the expansion will help accommodate future service on Bombardier C Series and Airbus A350XWB landing gear .
Simply accommodating the media ate up nearly half the available seats.
Designed to accommodate new technologies that can be applied to presentations, such as the iPod and iPhone, the universal dock accessory is recessed into the reading surface of any Da-Lite lectern .
Designed for education, hospitality, and conference applications, Da-Lite Screen Co.'s Euro Deluxe Lectern features a gooseneck halogen lamp and a reading surface that accommodates both literature and electronics.
It has added a PA and a new soundboard to accommodate regional and national acts.
The pianist and the L.A. Phil conductor take different approaches, but accommodation goes a long way in an enthusiastic concert at Disney Hall.
It will be located on Isla Del Rey in the archipelago of Las Perlas in Panama and will accommodate aircraft as large as the Boeing Business Jet.
The bags can accommodate even the largest trolling lures and skirts.
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In science:

In particular, the best fit model required only 0.01M⊙/pc3 of dark matter with a scale height of 600 pc; a slight augmentation of the dark halo component of the Galactic dark matter would accommodate this insignificant disk matter discrepancy.
Dark Matter in the Local Galactic Disk
The result of this extended study was that the observational data could be accommodated within 1 σ uncertainty by the known disk matter in agreement with results previously obtained by KG89b and Kuijken and Gilmore (1989c, hereafter KG89c).
Dark Matter in the Local Galactic Disk
Only the cannonball model with some fine tuning may accommodate fractional polarization as large as Π ≈ 80%.
Can a simple instrument measure polarization in gamma-ray bursts?
The total count rate at minimum threshold was normalised to accommodate gain variations between pixels.
Development of a compact scintillator hodoscope with wavelength-shifting fibre read-out
The precision electroweak data obtained at LEP and SLC show that the width of the Z –boson can only accommodate three light left–handed neutrinos .
On the Number of Chiral Generations in Z2 X Z2 Orbifolds
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