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Meaning of “accommodate” in the English Dictionary

"accommodate" in British English

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accommodateverb [T]

uk   /əˈkɒm.ə.deɪt/  us   /-ˈkɑː.mə-/
  • accommodate verb [T] (FIND A PLACE FOR)

to ​provide with a ​place to ​live or to be ​stored in: New ​students may be accommodated inhalls of ​residence.formal There wasn't enough ​space to accommodate the ​files.

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  • accommodate verb [T] (SUIT)

to give what is ​needed to someone: The new ​policiesfail to accommodate the ​disabled. We always ​try to accommodate (= ​help)ourclients withfinancialassistance if ​necessary.accommodate yourself to ​change yourself or ​yourbehaviour to ​suit another ​person or new ​conditions: Some ​find it hard to accommodate themselves to the new ​workingconditions.
(Definition of accommodate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"accommodate" in American English

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accommodateverb [T]

 us   /əˈkɑm·əˌdeɪt/
  • accommodate verb [T] (FIND A PLACE FOR)

to ​providespace or a ​place for a ​group: The new ​dormitory will be ​able to accommodate an ​additional 200 ​students.
  • accommodate verb [T] (SUIT)

to give what is ​needed to someone: We ​certainlytry to accommodate ​students with ​disabilities.
(Definition of accommodate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"accommodate" in Business English

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accommodateverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈkɒmədeɪt/
to have or ​provide the ​space that someone or something ​needs: The ​centre can accommodate up to 220 ​students. The ​airport simply doesn't have enough ​room to accommodate ​increasedairtraffic.
to give someone what they want or need: An ​employer has to accommodate the ​request of an ​employee not to ​work Sundays if there are other ​employeeswilling to ​switchshifts.
to consider and ​include something in a ​design or ​plan: To accommodate wheelchairs, all he had to do was widen the doorways.
(Definition of accommodate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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