accommodate

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. adapt, adjust, conform, fit, suit; oblige, help out; lend money (to); put up; lend (to). See aid, agreement, debt, pacification, abode. Ant., inconvenience, impede.
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To render a service]
Syn. help, aid, comfort, make comfortable, oblige, suit, serve, gratify, please, favor, arrange, settle, provide, convenience, benefit, tender, supply, furnish, assist, support, sustain, do a favor, do a favor for, profit, avail, indebt, indulge, humor, pamper, yield, bow, defer, submit, attend to the convenience of, accept, put oneself out for, do a service for, meet the wants of.
Ant. inconvenience, discommode, refuse.
2. [To suit one thing to another]
Syn. adjust, adapt, fit, suit, harmonize, conform, modify, attune, reconcile, settle, agree, accord, correspond, acclimate, accustom, compose, make suitable, make correspond, make conform, bring into consistency; see also adjust 1 .
Ant. disrupt, confuse*, derange.
3. [To provide lodging]
Syn. house, quarter, lodge, rent to, put up, receive, take in, serve as host, entertain, welcome, board, shelter, billet, supply accommodations, furnish accommodations, entertain comfortably, host.
Ant. bar*, turn out, refuse entrance.
4. [To hold]
Syn. hold, contain, have room for; see contain 1 , include 1 .
See Synonym Study at adjust , contain .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. oblige aid, assist, help, perform a kindness, serve, furnish, do a favor, grant, indulge, lend a hand.
2. house lodge, quarter, put up, board, furnish a room, shelter, entertain, take in.
3. adapt accustom, adjust, bend, conform, acclimate, reconcile, modify, fit, tailor.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To perform a service or a courteous act for: favor, oblige. See HELP. 2. To provide with often temporary lodging: bed (down), berth, bestow, billet, board, bunk1, domicile, harbor, house, lodge, put up, quarter, room. See PROTECTION. 3. To have the room or capacity for: contain, hold. See FULL. 4. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use: acclimate, acclimatize, adapt, adjust, conform, fashion, fit1, reconcile, square, suit, tailor. See CHANGE. 5. To bring into accord: attune, conform, coordinate, harmonize, integrate, proportion, reconcile, tune. See AGREE.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — ac·com·mo·date /ə kä mə ˌdāt/ vt dat·ed, dat·ing 1: to make a change or provision for accommodate a disability see also reasonable accommodation 2: to accept without compensation responsibility for a debt of (another person) in the event of… …   Law dictionary

  • accommodate — UK US /əˈkɒmədeɪt/ verb [T] ► to have or provide the space that someone or something needs: »The centre can accommodate up to 220 students. »The airport simply doesn t have enough room to accommodate increased air traffic. ► to give someone what… …   Financial and business terms

  • accommodate — [v1] make room, lodging available board, contain, domicile, entertain, furnish, harbor, hold, house, put up*, quarter, receive, rent, shelter, supply, take in, welcome; concept 226 Ant. turn away, turn out accommodate [v2] make, become suitable… …   New thesaurus

  • accommodate — [ə käm′ə dāt΄] vt. accommodated, accommodating [< L accommodatus, pp. of accommodare < ad , to + commodare, to fit < commodus: see COMMODE] 1. to make fit; adjust; adapt [to accommodate oneself to changes] 2. to reconcile (differences) 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, a. [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare.] Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. [Archaic] Tillotson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — accommodate, accommodation These are among the most commonly misspelt words in English: there are two cs and two ms. The verb accommodate is followed by to when it means ‘adapt’ and by with when (less usually) it means ‘to equip, supply, oblige’ …   Modern English usage

  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, v. i. To adapt one s self; to be conformable or adapted. [R.] Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — (v.) 1530s, from L. accomodatus suitable, pp. of accomodare make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + commodare make fit, from commodus fit (see COMMODE (Cf. commode)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • accommodate — 1 adjust, *adapt, conform, reconcile Analogous words: *yield, submit, bow, defer: modify, *change, alter, vary: temper, *moderate, qualify Antonyms: constrain Contrasted words: *estrange, alienate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accommodate — ► VERB 1) provide lodging or sufficient space for. 2) adapt to or fit in with. ORIGIN Latin accommodare, from commodus fitting …   English terms dictionary

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