verb (used with object), ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing.
- to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige: to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
- to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with): The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room.
- to lend money to: Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash?
- to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
- to furnish with accommodations, as food and lodgings.
- to have or make room for: Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
- to make suitable or consistent; adapt: to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
- to bring into harmony or make adjustments or allowances for: to accommodate differences; to accommodate your busy schedule.
verb (used without object), ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing.
- to become adjusted or adapted.
- to become reconciled; agree.
- (tr) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
- (tr) to oblige or do a favour for
- to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
- (tr) to bring into harmony; reconcile
- (tr) to allow room for; contain
- (tr) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
1530s, from Latin accomodatus “suitable,” past participle of accomodare “make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + commodare “make fit,” from commodus “fit” (see commode). Related: Accommodated; accommodating.
- To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.