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accommodate

ac·com·mo·date

accommodate

 
pronunciation:
ka m deIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: accommodated, accommodates, accommodating
definition: to have space for.
This hotel room accommodates four people.
synonyms:
hold
similar words:
carry, house, lodge
derivation: accommodative (adj.)
Word Parts
The word accommodate contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).