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 accommodatingly (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 The upgrade is intended to increase the safety and flow of traffic in that area, as well as to make the roads more accommodating to bicyclists and pedestrians. John Laidler,, "Framingham to rebuild intersection in Nobscot Village," 28 Jan. 2020 When a player of Rose’s stature wants to play in a market like Detroit, the optics can dictate accommodating that desire. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Why Derrick Rose will likely remain with Detroit Pistons past NBA trade deadline," 2 Feb. 2020 Luckily, the industry is becoming increasingly accommodating, with cruise lines of all sizes getting rid of the infamous fees. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Solo Vacations to Take in 2020," 2 Jan. 2020 But a warm and accommodating staff mixed with some solid food and great drinks quickly changed my mind. John-john Williams Iv,, "Review: No mutinies over the food at this Elkridge pirate bar," 28 Oct. 2019 Life in Moscow has become terribly efficient and accommodating in recent years, with often cheerful customer service and a can-do attitude that didn’t exist in Soviet years. Fox News, "Reporter's Notebook: Putin marks 20 years in power," 21 Dec. 2019 Be overly generous and accommodating with employees on a graceful exit plan by giving them time out of the office for job interviews. Beth Perkins, Quartz at Work, "Employers have a lot to gain from letting you openly look for a new job," 10 Dec. 2019 Angel, which is named after Singh’s five-year-old daughter, is a warm and accommodating place. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Angel Indian’s Impressive Array of Vegetarian Standards and Showstoppers," 29 Nov. 2019 Arrowhead Stadium and the Chiefs will be less accommodating hosts in their home opener. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens watching the weather, preparing for noise ahead of trip to Kansas City," 19 Sep. 2019

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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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19 Feb 2020

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“Accommodating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of accommodating

: willing to do what someone else wants or requests


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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