To have enough space for: a parking lot big enough to accommodate buses. See Synonyms at contain. To provide lodging for: We looked for a hotel to accommodate the extra guests. To take into consideration or make adjustments for; allow for: an economic proposal that accommodates the interests of senior citizens. To do a favor or service for; oblige. See Synonyms at oblige. To provide for; supply with something needed: accommodated the expedition with supplies. To make suitable; adapt or adjust: accommodated herself to her new surroundings. See Synonyms at adapt. To adapt oneself; become adjusted: It is never easy to accommodate to social change. Physiology To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.