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ACCOMMODATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accommodate mean? 

ACCOMMODATE (verb)
  The verb ACCOMMODATE has 7 senses:

1. be agreeable or acceptable to
2. make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
3. provide with something desired or needed
4. have room for; hold without crowding
5. provide housing for
6. provide a service or favor for someone
7. make compatible with

  Familiarity information: ACCOMMODATE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCOMMODATE (verb)


Sense 1accommodate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be agreeable or acceptable to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

accommodate; fit; suit

Context example:

This suits my needs

Hypernyms (to "accommodate" is one way to...):

conform to; fit; meet (satisfy a condition or restriction)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 2accommodate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

adapt; accommodate

Context example:

Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country

Hypernyms (to "accommodate" is one way to...):

alter; change; vary (make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "accommodate"):

adjust (make correspondent or conformable)

transcribe (rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended)

electrify; wire (equip for use with electricity)

naturalise; naturalize (adopt to another place)

Christianize (adapt in the name of Christianity)

cultivate; domesticate; naturalise; naturalize; tame (adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment)

domesticate; tame (make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans)

shoehorn; tailor (make fit for a specific purpose)

anglicise; anglicize (make English in appearance)

fit (insert or adjust several objects or people)

gear; pitch (set the level or character of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3accommodate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with something desired or needed

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

Can you accommodate me with a rental car?

Hypernyms (to "accommodate" is one way to...):

cater; ply; provide; supply (provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody with something


Sense 4accommodate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have room for; hold without crowding

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

accommodate; admit; hold

Context examples:

This hotel can accommodate 250 guests / The theater admits 300 people / The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "accommodate"):

sleep (be able to accommodate for sleeping)

house (contain or cover)

seat (be able to seat)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 5accommodate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide housing for

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

lodge; accommodate

Context example:

We are lodging three foreign students this semester

Hypernyms (to "accommodate" is one way to...):

domiciliate; house; put up (provide housing for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "accommodate"):

billet; canton; quarter (provide housing for (military personnel))

keep (supply with room and board)

barrack (lodge in barracks)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 6accommodate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide a service or favor for someone

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

oblige; accommodate

Context example:

We had to oblige him

Hypernyms (to "accommodate" is one way to...):

abide by; comply; follow (act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 7accommodate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make compatible with

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

reconcile; conciliate; accommodate

Context example:

The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories

Hypernyms (to "accommodate" is one way to...):

harmonise; harmonize (bring into consonance or relate harmoniously)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


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