accommodate

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Accommodate is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /əˈkɒməˌdeɪt/ or [əˈkʰɒməˌdeɪt]
  • (US) IPA (key): /əˈkɑməˌdeɪt/ or [əˈkʰɑməˌdeɪt]
  • (file)

Verb[change]

Plain form
accommodate

Third-person singular
accommodates

Past tense
accommodated

Past participle
accommodated

Present participle
accommodating

  1. (transitive) If accommodates , has or makes room for .
    The platform didn't look nearly big enough to accommodate a ship the size of the Lady Luck
    The seats are designed to accommodate children weighing between 20 and 40 pounds.
  2. (transitive) If a place accommodates people, they stay, work, or live there.
    The school residence currently accommodates students from 27 countries.
  3. (transitive) If you accommodate someone or something, you do what is needed to help or understand them.
    Our restaurant can accommodate the needs of people with special diets.

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