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accommodate

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1  —as in:
the room can accommodate four
Definition provide (or have the ability to provide) for something desired or needed
  • The lab can accommodate up to 30 students at one time.
accommodate = provide for
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We want an extra room so we can accommodate overnight guests.
  • accommodate = provide for
  • This hotel can accommodate up to 350 guests.
  • accommodate = provide for
  • But it might be hard finding a car with enough room to accommodate four kids and two adults.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • accommodate = provide for
  • If the brackets stick out far enough to accommodate two panels, I could store eight additional panels that way.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • accommodate = provide for
  • The idea was that certain family units could accommodate an additional child.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • accommodate = provide for
  • Equally breathtaking was the corridor's width, which easily could have accommodated a pair of side-by-side passenger trains.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • accommodated = provided for
  • In the formerly protected greenbelt around London a ring of new cities was being built, cities that would be able to accommodate more people again than London itself.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • accommodate = provide for
  • 'I've arranged to be accommodated there, for as long as I shall stay,' I answered.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • accommodated = provided for
  • The grave had been dug deep, to accommodate many coffins,
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
accommodate = provide for

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2  —as in:
moved to accommodate her
Definition adjust something to provide for a need; or help
  • She accommodates different learning styles.
accommodates = adjusts for (different needs)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The scientists had to accommodate existing theories to surprising new data.
  • accommodate = adjusts (to fit a need)
  • They reached an accommodation with Japan.
  • accommodation = arrangement (that satisfies competing interests)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • They had to accommodate various interests to get a majority.
  • accommodate = adjust to (fit a need)
  • Still, he was pleasant, respectful, generous, and accommodating, which made him well liked by the people with whom he did business, whether black or white.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • accommodating = helpful
  • He condemned openly Mr. Brown's policy of compromise and accommodation.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • accommodation = arrangement to satisfy competing interests
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • One size can fit all because the skirt flares out and the top is ribbed elastic that can stretch to accommodate most anyone.
    Nicola Yoon  --  Everything, Everything
  • accommodate = adjust to fit
  • Whether to flee or fight or seek an accommodation.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • accommodation = arrangement to satisfy competing interests
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "I think they'd be quite happy to accommodate you," Mr. Tall said drily.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • accommodate = help
  • He is cold, but he moves his arm to accommodate me, like he's half-holding me.
    David Almond  --  Clay
accommodate = adjust for

3  —as in:
hotel accommodations
Definition space or lodgings — such as a hotel room or office space
  • Overnight accommodations are available.
accommodations = lodgings
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We hope you will find the accommodations adequate.
  • accommodations = space or lodgings
  • Private accommodation is getting scarcer.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • accommodation = lodging
  • Mother stayed in Los Angeles long enough to get us settled, then she returned to San Francisco to arrange living accommodations for her abruptly enlarged family.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • accommodations = space or lodging
  • First, Jurassic Park has all the problems of any amusement park-ride maintenance, queue control, transportation, food handling, living accommodations, trash disposal, security.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • accommodations = space to stay
  • "The bunkers," the girl began in the bored voice of a museum guide, "are for the accommodation of those who fail to cooperate with camp rules."
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • accommodation = lodging
  • Give those folks nice clean accommodations.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • accommodations = space to stay
  • Considering my performance in the classroom thus far, I was well on my way to needing state-sponsored accommodations.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • accommodations = lodging
  • A Unique Facility for the Temporary Accommodation of Jews and Other Dispossessed Persons
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • accommodation = lodging
  • I will get you a ticket to London and reserve your sleeping-car accommodation in the Stamboul-Calais coach.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
accommodation = space

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