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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Both vehicles have comfortable seats with available leather upholstery, though the Subaru's seats are more accommodating for larger drivers and passengers. Will Kaufman, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Comparing sport wagons: Edmunds looks at Subaru Outback and Buick Regal TourX," 1 June 2018 This time, the candidates were less accommodating to their audience. Pamela Wood,, "Democrat and Republican Baltimore County executive hopefuls square off in Pikesville," 31 May 2018 Both vehicles have comfortable seats with available leather upholstery, though the Subaru’s seats are more accommodating for larger drivers and passengers. Washington Post, "Edmunds compares Subaru Outback and Buick Regal TourX," 30 May 2018 The team in the booth was very accommodating to our request to split the bowl in two containers. Alex Kiesig, idahostatesman, "'I love this city': Eat your way through the Capital City Public Market," 6 July 2018 Still, many observers here expect that Lopez Obrador, who embodies a robust nationalist tradition, will be less accommodating to U.S. interests than some of his predecessors. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "Mexico's Lopez Obrador taps longtime loyalist as nominee for top diplomat and invites Trump to inauguration," 6 July 2018 The advancement builds on the app and website's proprietary crowdsourced database of samples, remixes and covers, making use more accommodating to users' needs and expectations. Lilly Milman, Billboard, "WhoSampled Remixes Mobile App With Music Recognition Feature: Exclusive," 28 June 2018 While back-seat space is subcompact, the cargo space is much more accommodating, which makes the XC40 an ideal companion for two adventure-seeking adults. Mark Maynard,, "2019 Volvo XC40: Small but packed with innovation," 27 Apr. 2018 Trump was less accommodating, accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel this week of exploiting the United States by underspending on defense as Germany cuts new deals with Russia for natural gas. Missy Ryan, Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, "At summit, Mattis faces uphill battle," 10 July 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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