Translation of accommodate in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əˈkɑːmədeɪt; əˈkɒmədeɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (provide lodging for) [guests] alojar, hospedar 1.2 (have room for) tener* cabida para the restaurant can accommodate 20 tables el restaurante tiene cabida para unas 20 mesas 1.3 (contain, house) albergar*, contener* the library accommodates a fine collection of books la biblioteca alberga or contiene una excelente colección de libros
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    • Scattered across 180 acres of tranquil hills, valleys and brooks are cottages and rooms accommodating guests of all categories and tastes.
    • This room is at the heart of the property; a recessed area accommodates an oil-fired Rayburn range while there is a cut slate floor and work surface.
    • This area also accommodates a small guest toilet and the stairs to the first floor.
  • 2 (cater to) [wish] tener* en cuenta, complacer*; [need] tener* en cuenta, satisfacer* I will not change the date to accommodate him no voy a cambiar la fecha para su conveniencia our plan accommodates every eventuality nuestro plan contempla or cubre cualquier eventualidad
  • 3 (adapt) [formal] to accommodate sth to sth adaptar or acomodar algo a algo
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    • The new regime has no time for the tiresome (if unselfish) business of accommodating the wishes of other festivals.
    • It is difficult to accommodate the wishes of all in the community but we do try to get it right as far as we possibly can.
    • Because of Johnson's strong family ties, the Falcons have gone the extra mile in accommodating his wish to spend the majority of the offseason with his wife and two children.
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    • Empires generally expect neighboring states and dependencies to accept their power and accommodate to it.
    • Kissinger assumed a key role in state decision-making during the 1970s and attempted to take the USA in a realist direction of accommodating to its declining power by non-ideological calculations.
    • He noted, ‘Neighbourhoods flourish by accommodating to change, not by saying no to it.’

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.