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accommodate

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Etymology

Latin accommodatus, past participle of accommodare; ad + commodare to make fit, help; con- + modus measure, proportion. See mode

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to accommodate

Third person singular
accommodat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to accommodate (third-person singular simple present accommodat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
    They accomodate their counsels to his inclination. -Addison
  2. (transitive) To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
  4. (transitive) 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.
  5. (intransitive) (rare) To adapt one's self; to be conformable or adapted. - Boyle

Synonyms

  • To suit; adapt; conform; adjust; arrange.

Translations

Adjective

accommodate

  1. (archaic) Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. - Tillotson

Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin

Adverb

accommodātē (comparative accommodātius, superlative accommodātissimē)
  1. suitably

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References

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

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