Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of accommodare, from ad- 'to' + commodare 'to make fit', from commodus 'suitable'

accommodate

verb
     
ac‧com‧mo‧date
1 [transitive] if a room, building etc can accommodate a particular number of people or things, it has enough space for them:
He bought a huge house to accommodate his library.
The ballroom can accommodate 400 people.
2 [transitive] to provide someone with a place to stay, live, or work:
The island was used to accommodate child refugees.
3 [transitive] to accept someone's opinions and try to do what they want, especially when their opinions or needs are different from yours:
We've made every effort to accommodate your point of view.
4 [intransitive] to get used to a new situation or to make yourself do this
accommodate to
Her eyes took a while to accommodate to the darkness.

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary