accommodating

adjective
ac·​com·​mo·​dat·​ing | \ ə-ˈkä-mə-ˌdā-tiŋ How to pronounce accommodating (audio) \

Definition of accommodating

: willing to please : helpful, obliging a generous and accommodating host

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Other Words from accommodating

accommodatingly \ ə-​ˈkä-​mə-​ˌdā-​tiŋ-​lē How to pronounce accommodating (audio) \ adverb

Examples of accommodating in a Sentence

She seems less accommodating to the demands of her boss than she used to be. an accommodating waiter who readily honored our request to make substitutions in our order
Recent Examples on the Web As our guide explains, the best mattress for couples, such as our favorite, the Leesa Hybrid Mattress, is versatile, accommodating and often complex. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, "The best mattress for couples," 10 Apr. 2021 The wider body pays off in more shoulder room and a more accommodating front-seat center console. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Buick Envision’s new looks, features have the feel of a hit," 6 Mar. 2021 Those starting out with a hex bar, or anyone who has occasional back pain, may want a bar with these more accommodating handles. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, "The best hex bar," 22 Mar. 2021 If females are viewed as more accommodating, might they be given a disproportionate amount of work? Maria Minor, Forbes, "Are Female Professors Held To A Different Standard Than Their Male Counterparts?," 19 Mar. 2021 The buying frenzy fueled by low inventory was also boosted by people wanting a more accommodating home, often in the suburbs or rural areas with more land, during the coronavirus pandemic’s stay-at-home orders. oregonlive, "Portland average home price bolts to $542,000: ‘Influx is greater than the exodus’," 17 Mar. 2021 The wider body pays off in more shoulder room and a more accommodating front-seat center console. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Buick Envision’s new looks, features have the feel of a hit," 6 Mar. 2021 The wider body pays off in more shoulder room and a more accommodating front-seat center console. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 Buick Envision’s new looks, features have the feel of a hit," 24 Feb. 2021 Your doctor may prescribe medication to reduce flare-ups and offer useful recommendations about how to make your workplace more accommodating by using ergonomic tools or other modifications. Janissa Delzo, SELF, "5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Next Rheumatoid Arthritis Appointment," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of accommodating

1642, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accommodating

from present participle of accommodate

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The first known use of accommodating was in 1642

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12 Apr 2021

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“Accommodating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accommodating. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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accommodating

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of accommodating

: willing to do what someone else wants or requests

accommodating

adjective
ac·​com·​mo·​dat·​ing | \ ə-ˈkä-mə-ˌdā-tiŋ \

Kids Definition of accommodating

: ready to help He is a very accommodating assistant.

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