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

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 The most accommodating universities will have created spaces and opportunities for LGBTQ students. Chris Quintana, USA TODAY, 5 June 2022 But that garden shed-like size provides for a very accommodating interior with incredible legroom in the first two rows, and more than sufficient space in the third row. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Apr. 2022 But other signs have pointed toward a more accommodating stance, including China's amplification of Russian disinformation. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 Officials in mainland China have started to contemplate what a more accommodating COVID-19 policy might look like. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 While the timing may be right — black tie is traditionally reserved for 6 p.m. on — specifying cocktail attire is likely more accommodating. Stephanie Cain, New York Times, 2 Mar. 2022 The Chinese Olympic staffers and volunteers were some of the most accommodating people around. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Feb. 2022 Then come the hard realities of navigating urban life, even in the most accommodating of cities, for someone in a wheelchair. David Bloom, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 Those changes led Detroit auto dealers to move the show from its traditional winter dates to a fall window more accommodating to test drives, demos of new features and technologies, and other interactive events to engage buyers. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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23 Jun 2022

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“Accommodating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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