What is the meaning of accommodate?


  • Be agreeable or acceptable to.
    • usage: "This suits my needs"
  • Make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose.
    • usage: "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
  • Provide with something desired or needed.
    • usage: "Can you accommodate me with a rental car"
  • Have room for; hold without crowding.
    • usage: "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
  • Provide housing for.
    • usage: "We are lodging three foreign students this semester"
  • Provide a service or favor for someone.
    • usage: "We had to oblige him"
  • Make (one thing) compatible with (another. )
    • usage: "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
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