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accommodate

ac·com·mo·date

accommodate

 
pronunciation:
ka m deIt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: accommodated, accommodates, accommodating
definition 1: to have room for.
The motel accommodates one hundred people.They accommodated the extra people by bringing in more chairs.
synonyms:
contain, hold
similar words:
carry, house, lodge, seat
definition 2: to provide with meals or a place to sleep.
Our friends said they could accommodate us for a few days.
synonyms:
house, lodge, quarter
similar words:
board, shelter
definition 3: to do a favor for; meet the needs of by changing one's own plans.
The teacher always accommodates us when we need more time.
 
similar words:
aid, assist, furnish, help, indulge, provide, serve, supply
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).