# accommodate

Accommodate is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

## Verb

 Plain form accommodate Third-person singular accommodates Past tense accommodated Past participle accommodated Present participle accommodating
1. (transitive) If $x$ accommodates $y$, $x$ has or makes room for $y$.
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.