Essential Meaning of accommodate
1 : to provide room for (someone) : to provide a place to stay and sleep for (someone) The hotel can only accommodate about 100 people. [=is only large enough for about 100 people] Over 600 people can be accommodated on the cruise ship.
2 : to have room for (someone or something) The ceilings were too low to accommodate his terrific height. The table accommodates [=seats] 12 comfortably. This ancient stadium could accommodate [=hold] up to 60,000 people.
3 somewhat formal : to do something helpful for (someone) They were kind enough to accommodate me with a ride to the train station. : to provide what is needed or wanted for (someone or something) I asked them for additional money, and they accommodated me with a loan. He would often change his schedule to accommodate his clients. New facilities are being added to accommodate the special needs of elderly residents.
Full Definition of accommodate
1 : to provide with something desired, needed, or suited I needed money, and they accommodated me with a loan.
2a : to make room for rebuilt the ship to accommodate the bigger containers
b : to hold without crowding or inconvenience a hotel that can accommodate about 100 people
4 : to give consideration to : to allow for trying to accommodate the special interests of various groups
5 : to make fit, suitable, or congruous
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