- 1(Of a building or other area) provide lodging or sufficient space for: the cottages accommodate up to six peopleMore example sentences
lodge, house, put up, billet, quarter, board, take in, provide shelter for, shelter, give a bed to, give someone a roof over their head, provide a roof over someone's head, harbour, make room for, give accommodation to, provide with accommodation, provide accommodation forhold, take, fit, seat, have room for
- 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.
- 2Fit in with the wishes or needs of: any language must accommodate new conceptsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 2.1 [no object] (accommodate to) Adapt to: making users accommodate to the realities of today’s marketplaceMore example sentences
adjust, adapt, attune, accustom, get (someone) accustomed, get (someone) used, habituate, acclimatize, assimilate, acculturate; familiarize someone/oneself with, find one's way around, come to terms with, come to accept, learn to live with; integrate, domesticate; find one's feet, get one's bearings, become naturalized, become seasoned; North American acclimate
- 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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- Their accommodative nature is now fuelling inflation levels.
- ‘The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative and conditions in financial markets appear supportive of an increased pace of activity,’ he said.
- I know I have to be very natural and accommodative and appeal to the interviewee as a commoner and not a film star’.
mid 16th century: from Latin accommodat- 'made fitting', from the verb accommodare, from ad- 'to' + commodus 'fitting'.