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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to provide lodging)
a. alojar
We can accommodate Aunt Sally at Christmas, but we don't have room for Uncle Fred.Podemos alojar a tía Sally en Navidad, pero no tenemos cabida para el tío Fred.
b. hospedar
The lodge accommodates people who come in from out of town to go hunting and fishing.El albergue hospeda a personas que vienen de fuera del pueblo para ir de caza y pesca.
2. (to contain)
a. alojar
Marie accommodates her collection of religious relics in a glass display case in the living room.Marie aloja su colección de reliquias religiosas en una vitrina de cristal en la sala de estar.
b. albergar
The university library accommodates some of the most important pieces of literature of the 20th century.La biblioteca universitaria alberga algunas de las piezas más importantes de la literatura del siglo XX.
3. (to have space for)
a. tener cabida para
We can legally accommodate five people in the car, but we've put as many as eight in the car.Legalmente tenemos cabida para cinco personas en el coche, pero hemos subido hasta ocho.
b. caber
This table can accommodate four adults, or two adults and four children.En esta mesa caben cuatro adultos, o dos adultos y cuatro niños.
4. (to cater to)
a. complacer
He accommodated her every wish, yet she remained ungrateful.Complacía cada uno de sus deseos, pero ella seguía sin agradecérselo.
b. tener en cuenta
The school accommodates the needs of foreign students.La escuela tiene en cuenta las necesidades de los estudiantes extranjeros.
c. contemplar
When working in a group, it is key to accommodate all viewpoints.Cuando se trabaja en grupo, es indispensable contemplar todos los puntos de vista.
5. (to adapt)
a. acomodar
We accommodated his wheelchair to allow him to be mobile even on cobblestone streets.Acomodamos su silla de ruedas para que pudiera moverse incluso en las calles empedradas.
b. adaptar
Cynthia accommodated the seat in the truck so she could see over the steering wheel.Cynthia adaptó el asiento del camión para ver por encima del volante.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to adapt to)
a. adaptarse
Laura is trying to learn Spanish so she can accommodate to her job in the embassy in Uruguay.Laura está intentando aprender español para poder adaptarse a su trabajo en la embajada en Uruguay.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (provide room for)
a. alojar, acomodar
the hotel can accommodate three hundred peopleel hotel puede albergar or alojar a trescientas personas
2. (satisfy)
a. complacer
3. (point of view)
a. tener en cuenta
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accommodate [əˈkɒmədeɪt]
transitive verb
1 (lodge, put up) [+person] alojar; hospedar
can you accommodate four people in July? ¿tiene usted habitaciones para cuatro personas en julio?
2 (have space for) tener cabida para
this car accommodates six este coche tiene cabida or asientos para seis personas; can you accommodate two more in your car? ¿caben dos más en tu coche?
3 (reconcile) [+differences] acomodar; concertar; [+quarrel] poner fin a; [+quarrellers] reconciliar
4 (adapt) acomodar; adaptar;to a
5 (supply) proveer;with de
to accommodate sb with a loan facilitar un préstamo a algn
6 (oblige) complacer; hacer un favor a
intransitive verb
[+eye] adaptarse;to a;
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