Definition of accommodating 

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

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Other Words from accommodating

accommodatingly \ -​ˌdā-​tiŋ-​lē \ 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

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Accessible only on foot and accommodating just two guests at a time, Clavell Tower is one of the smaller landmarks, perfect for a romantic getaway on England’s southern coast. Max Maeckler, Vogue, "You Can Rent a Pineapple Palace on the Airbnb For Historic Homes," 16 Aug. 2018 His government could usher in greater scrutiny of foreign investment and a less accommodating approach to the United States. Katherine Blunt, Houston Chronicle, "Mexican election spells uncertainty for foreign energy investments," 2 July 2018 The security around the barn is more accommodating. John Cherwa,, "Did American Pharoah's 2015 Triple Crown win temper excitement for Justify's upcoming Belmont race?," 6 June 2018 Thousands of beachgoers who sought relief wading in 65-degree ocean water were met with more accommodating conditions than earlier in the week. Ruben Vives, Victoria Kim And Sarah Parvini, Anchorage Daily News, "Southern California sets all-time heat records," 7 July 2018 Thousands of beachgoers who sought relief wading in 65-degree ocean water were met with more accommodating conditions than earlier in the week. Hailey Branson-potts,, "Homes destroyed by fires and temperature records shattered as heat wave slams Southern California," 7 July 2018 The elastic waist offers plenty of accommodating stretch, and the button-fly closure didn’t rub under the hipbelt of my overloaded (that is, weighed down with booze for celebrating independence on our own) backpack. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "Chubbies American Flag Shorts Are Perfect for Hiking," 2 July 2018 Another way to obtain the seed to start your own stand of native sunflower is to collect a few mature flower heads from a stand at an accommodating neighbor or roadside ditch. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Your guide to foliage fit to feed the birds," 1 June 2018 There is little in the MKZ Hybrid that reminds of any Ford product, leaving the owner to benefit from an accommodating fuel miser while enjoying more perks of luxury-car ownership. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: When mileage and elegance matter," 15 May 2018

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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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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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