accommodate


accommodate
ac·com·mo·date /ə-'kä-mə-ˌdāt/ vt -dat·ed, -dat·ing
1: to make a change or provision for
accommodate a disability see also reasonable accommodation
2: to accept without compensation responsibility for a debt of (another person) in the event of nonpayment as a way of reassuring a reluctant creditor see also accommodation paper at paper; accommodation party at party 1a
◇ To accommodate a debtor effectively, the party must sign the debt instrument, adding words describing limitations or conditions to the accommodation, if any.
ac·com·mo·da·tion /ə-ˌkä-mə-'dā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

accommodate
I verb accept, accommodare, adapt, adjust, administer to, agree, aid, arrange, assist, attune, be capable of holding, benefit, bring into consistency, bring to terms, comfort, compose, contain, convenience, defer, do a favor for, do a service for, favor, fit, furnish, gratify, harmonize, have, have capacity for, help, hold, meet the wants of, minister to, oblige, provide, render a service, serve, settle, settle amicably, suit, supply the wants of, support, yield II index adjust (regulate), agree (comply), assist, attune, comply, compromise (settle by mutual agreement), conform, contribute (assist), fund, furnish, help, loan, naturalize (acclimate), negotiate, obey, pacify, propitiate, provide (supply), serve (assist), settle, support (assist)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


accommodate
v.
To meet someone’s wishes or demands; to adapt to; to do something as a favor, without consideration.
n.
accommodation

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Accommodated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Accommodating}.] [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare; ad + commodare to make fit, help; con + modus measure, proportion. See {Mode}.] 1. To render fit, suitable, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — UK US /əˈkɒmədeɪt/ verb [T] ► 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 increased air traffic. ► to give someone what… …   Financial and business terms

  • accommodate — [v1] make room, lodging available board, contain, domicile, entertain, furnish, harbor, hold, house, put up*, quarter, receive, rent, shelter, supply, take in, welcome; concept 226 Ant. turn away, turn out accommodate [v2] make, become suitable… …   New thesaurus

  • accommodate — [ə käm′ə dāt΄] vt. accommodated, accommodating [< L accommodatus, pp. of accommodare < ad , to + commodare, to fit < commodus: see COMMODE] 1. to make fit; adjust; adapt [to accommodate oneself to changes] 2. to reconcile (differences) 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, a. [L. accommodatus, p. p. of accommodare.] Suitable; fit; adapted; as, means accommodate to end. [Archaic] Tillotson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — accommodate, accommodation These are among the most commonly misspelt words in English: there are two cs and two ms. The verb accommodate is followed by to when it means ‘adapt’ and by with when (less usually) it means ‘to equip, supply, oblige’ …   Modern English usage

  • Accommodate — Ac*com mo*date, v. i. To adapt one s self; to be conformable or adapted. [R.] Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accommodate — (v.) 1530s, from L. accomodatus suitable, pp. of accomodare make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + commodare make fit, from commodus fit (see COMMODE (Cf. commode)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • accommodate — 1 adjust, *adapt, conform, reconcile Analogous words: *yield, submit, bow, defer: modify, *change, alter, vary: temper, *moderate, qualify Antonyms: constrain Contrasted words: *estrange, alienate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accommodate — ► VERB 1) provide lodging or sufficient space for. 2) adapt to or fit in with. ORIGIN Latin accommodare, from commodus fitting …   English terms dictionary


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