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accommodate

ac·com·mo·date

accommodate

 
pronunciation:
ka m deIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: accommodated, accommodates, accommodating
definition 1: to have room for.
This apartment accommodates four people comfortably.
synonyms:
contain, hold
similar words:
carry, house, lodge, seat, sleep
definition 2: to provide food or lodging or both for.
Our friends said they could accommodate us for a few days.
synonyms:
billet, house, lodge, quarter
similar words:
board, shelter
definition 3: to make suited; adapt.
She must accommodate herself to new circumstances.
synonyms:
acclimate, acclimatize, accustom, adapt, adjust, attune, habituate
similar words:
conform, fashion, fit, suit
definition 4: to fulfill the needs of (others) by adapting oneself.
She has difficulty understanding, so the teacher tries to accommodate her.
 
synonyms:
favor, oblige
antonyms:
incommode
similar words:
aid, assist, furnish, help, indulge, provide, serve, supply
definition 5: to lend money to.
I'm sure the bank will accommodate you.
synonyms:
lend, loan
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be or become adaptable; conform.
We did not easily accommodate to the new rules.
synonyms:
acclimate, acclimatize, adapt, adjust, conform
antonyms:
resist
similar words:
comply
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).