Provide lodging or sufficient space for (of a building or other area).

  • The local government has thus far built shelters to accommodate people from the area.

Fit in with the wishes or needs of.

  • Difference of opinion is good but we must learn to accommodate each other’s point of view at the same time.

Adapt to.

  • Empires generally expect neighboring states and dependencies to accept their power and accommodate to it.


A room, group of rooms, or building in which someone may live or stay.

  • For official figures, a person can be considered homeless while staying in temporary accommodation and not necessarily living on the streets.

Lodgings, sometimes also including board.

  • Most common houses offer laundry facilities, exercise rooms and guest accommodations.

The available space for occupants in a building, vehicle, or vessel.

  • Peter Sweeney has welcomed the allocation, which will provide accommodation for 40 vehicles.

The provision of a room or lodgings.

  • Brighton, located on the south coast of the UK, is very well provisioned for the accommodation of visitors.

A convenient arrangement; a settlement or compromise.

  • The prime minister was seeking an accommodation with Labour.

The process of adapting or adjusting to someone or something.

  • Accommodation to a separate political entity was not possible.


Hostile and aggressive.

  • In arguments they are emotionally very aggressive — belligerent, contemptuous, insulting.

Engaged in a war or conflict, as recognized by international law.

  • The war continued in the wake of ongoing internal conflicts in several of the belligerent nations.


A nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law.

  • The customary laws of war, when adapted for conflict with unlawful belligerents, must always incorporate rules of humanitarian restraint.


Persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.

  • His client still insists that she was coerced into committing the blackmail offences by her co-defendant.

Obtain (something) from someone by using force or threats.

  • The alleged intention was to coerce privatisation of the national oil company into the hands of the foreign investor group.


The action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.

  • There is also a belief that worker performance is based on either rewards offered by management or the threat of coercion.


Admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.

  • All parties, including the government and the suppliers conceded the evidence as true.

Admit defeat in a match or contest.

  • Senate Majority Leader John Hottinger conceded defeat to Governor Tim Pawlenty this afternoon.

Surrender or yield (a possession, right, or privilege)

  • If the union wants more money it has to be ready to concede ground.

Grant (a right, privilege, or demand).

  • Britain retained their loyalty and affection by progressively conceding their demands for greater freedom and autonomy over a period of more than a century.

Fail to prevent an opponent scoring (a goal or point) (in sport).

  • They have conceded only one goal in seven matches.

Allow (a lead or advantage) to slip.

  • He took an early lead which he never conceded.


A thing that is granted, especially in response to demands.

  • The government was unwilling to make any further concessions.

The action of conceding or granting something.

  • Voters approved the treaty, with special concession for Denmark, in a second referendum, in May 1993.

A gesture made in recognition of a demand or prevailing standard.

  • The addition of the software has been viewed as a concession to copyright holders.

A preferential allowance or rate given by an organization.

  • Corporations can now move production to take advantage of cheaper labour costs, lower tax rates and other government concessions.

British A reduction in the price of something for a certain category of person.

  • Trust members have the advantage of concessions on the entrance price at the following museums, houses and gardens on presentation of a current membership card.

The right to use land or other property for a specified purpose, granted by a government, company, or other controlling body.

  • One solution is for the government to grant an operating concession for a particular project to the private sector.

A commercial operation set up by agreement within the premises of a larger concern.

  • The Galaxy hope to make the bulk of their money through greater control of concessions and parking revenue and its 43 luxury suites.

The right, given by a company, to sell goods, especially in a particular place.

  • A concession to sell over-priced soft drinks cost £30 plus 20% of the profits.


Hold (someone) closely in one’s arms, especially as a sign of affection.

  • Lastly, she came to Noella, smiling warmly and embracing her in much the same way.

Accept (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically.

  • Besides traditional methods, artists are embracing new technology.

Include or contain (something) as a constituent part.

  • The festival embraces various strands of the arts including music, theatre, dance, film, comedy, literature and family entertainment.


Make (an action or process) easy or easier.

  • The material is organised in a reader-friendly manner facilitating easy reference.


A person or thing that makes an action or process easy or easier.

  • This is an internationally recognised programme run by trained facilitators.

HALT (v)

Bring or come to an abrupt stop.

  • American companies will, in the next few years, come under intense political pressure to halt the loss of jobs to India and China.

Used as a military command to bring marching soldiers to a stop.

  • Company, halt!

HALT (n)

A suspension of movement or activity, typically a temporary one.

  • The 2001 U.S. recession brought Mexican growth to a halt, and foreign investors have begun moving production to lower cost locations in Asia.

A minor stopping place on a local railway line.

  • In this article Weston Subedge was described as just a halt not a station.


Make (something) continue indefinitely.

  • The point in perpetuating a person’s memory is that he or she might otherwise be forgotten.


Never ending or changing.

  • Just as money can’t buy love, neither can an Oscar guarantee perpetual box office success.

Denoting or having a position, job, or trophy held for life.

  • Their intention is, to crush all opposition, to their personal, perpetual world rule.

Having no fixed maturity date; irredeemable (of an investment).

  • The national debt is really perpetual debt, and perpetual debt has characteristics that make it different from normal debt.

Occurring repeatedly; so frequent as to seem endless and uninterrupted.

  • Many of the small and shrinking group of health researchers in Pakistan work in a state of perpetual despondency, frequently with little access to policymakers and planners.


Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.

  • The approach was not sustainable over a protracted period of time and inevitably British soldiers had to adopt a more vigorous stance.


The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

  • By extension, it speaks to the resilience of a people who have endured a great deal of turmoil in a short span of history.

The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.

  • Polypropylene is being used more and more widely in the manufacture of carpeting due to its high resilience to wear and stain proof properties.


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions (of a person or animal).

  • They were resilient people of noble character who knew the line between right and wrong.

Able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed (of a substance or object).

  • US researchers are investigating whether a flexible, resilient gel has the potential to be used as artificial cartilage to repair ailing joints.


A place that is frequented for holidays or recreation or for a particular purpose.

  • The Marine Conservation Society is urging holidaymakers at resorts to report their jellyfish encounters — and exercise caution.

The action of resorting to a course of action in a difficult situation.

  • Workers may regard an all-out strike as a measure of last resort.

A course of action that is resorted to.

  • Her only resort is a private operation.


Turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.

  • The duke was prepared to resort to force if negotiation failed.

Go often or in large numbers to.

  • These matters are of considerable concern to residents and others resorting to the area.


The ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.

  • The task takes skill, quite a bit of effort and stamina, and a certain kind of imagination.


Supersede and replace.

  • Domestic production has been supplanted by imports and jobs have been lost.


Express the sense of (words or text) in another language.

  • Sign language is visual, and isn’t always translated word for word into English.

Convert something or be converted into (another form or medium).

  • Few of Shakespeare’s other works have been translated into ballets.

Move from one place or condition to another.

  • She had been translated from familiar surroundings to a foreign court.

Happen as a result; if one thing translates into another, the second thing happens as a result of the first.

  • A small increase in local spending will translate into a big rise in property tax.

Have same meaning; to mean the same as something else

  • These rates translate into a return of 8.5% for dollar investors.

Change forms; to change something, or be changed, from one form into another

translate (something) into something

  • Jokes often don’t translate well into print.

Cause (a body) to move so that all its parts travel in the same direction, without rotation or change of shape.

  • As a result, both angular and vertical accelerations experienced by the body were translated directly to the head.

Transform (a geometrical figure) in an analogous way.

  • The line may be also translated by dragging it anywhere away from the points.


  • Republicans, however, were quick to jab at Democrats over the accommodations for the convention.
  • At some point, copyright law will need to shift to accommodate the new ways in which we’re sharing words, images, and videos online.
  • The advisor serves as the facilitator of communication, coordinator of learning experiences through course and career planning and academic progress.
  • It follows weeks of intensified North Korean weapons tests and belligerent statements over U.S.-South Korea military exercises and the slow pace of nuclear negotiations with the United States.
  • The belligerents were due to settle their differences.
  • The Department of Homeland Security temporarily diverted most of its asylum officers in Boston and Newark to the border, virtually halting the processing of new asylum claims.
  • China’s halt of US agricultural purchases will hurt America’s farmers in dire need of relief.
  • As a result, Washington strongly opposes any efforts by China to threaten or coerce partner countries into withholding cooperation with non-Chinese firms, or otherwise harassing their cooperative activities.
  • Indians will consider the government’s efforts to change Kashmir’s status an internal matter and resent any outside attempt at intervention or coercion.
  • William Darity, a professor of public policy at Duke University, said it’s “nonsensical” to think that greater wealth for the rich translates to improved fortunes for everyone else.
  • The workload becomes more demanding, expectations for students’ independence and stamina rise, and grading emphasizes skill mastery and accuracy more heavily than effort and completion.
  • Cheryl Miller recalled that she had had a “front row” seat to the financial crisis of 2008, and the challenging time was a “great lesson in resilience and agility”.
  • As world leaders touched down in the French seaside resort of Biarritz for the Group of Seven summit, the long-running tensions over Britain’s departure from the EU got a tad personal.
  • Election officials resorted to using paper-based poll books, creating massive delays.
  • Trump’s vision of a great Greenland Purchase was perhaps doomed from the start but that hasn’t stopped Republicans from embracing the idea.
  • New tariffs would increase the likelihood that the world’s two largest economies will be locked in a protracted trade dispute for months, if not years.
  • Critics point to reported abuses by outsourcing companies, and contend that the H-1B is used to supplant American workers with cheaper foreign labor.