accommodating

adjective ac·com·mo·dat·ing

Definition of accommodating

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

accommodatingly

play \-ˌdā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of accommodating in a sentence

  1. She seems less accommodating to the demands of her boss than she used to be.

  2. an accommodating waiter who readily honored our request to make substitutions in our order

Origin and Etymology of accommodating

from present participle of accommodate


First Known Use: 1642


ACCOMMODATING Defined for English Language Learners

accommodating

adjective ac·com·mo·dat·ing

Definition of accommodating for English Language Learners

  • : willing to do what someone else wants or requests


ACCOMMODATING Defined for Kids

accommodating

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

Definition of accommodating for Students

  1. :  ready to help He is a very accommodating assistant.



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