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 Moon administration — long so accommodating and optimistic in its dealings with the North — finally seemed to run out of patience. Washington Post, "South Korea’s Moon was once given VIP welcome by the North. He’s now mocked as Korean crisis deepens.," 17 June 2020 The city’s response to unrest one year later was decidedly less accommodating. Rashad Shabazz, The Conversation, "Minneapolis’ ‘long, hot summer’ of ‘67 – and the parallels to today’s protests over police brutality," 5 June 2020 A week of unrest The city’s response to unrest one year later was decidedly less accommodating. Rashad Shabazz, The Conversation, "Minneapolis’ ‘long, hot summer’ of ‘67 – and the parallels to today’s protests over police brutality," 5 June 2020 The only question is how many people will venture out and if Mother Nature will be accommodating. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Patio dining: Who’s open Friday, first official restaurant day in Ohio?," 12 May 2020 Benny Napoleon and his family have not spoken to Hilton since March 15, receiving updates from Henry Ford Hospital workers, who Benny said have been very accommodating. Detroit Free Press, "Highland Park Police Chief Hilton Napoleon hospitalized for 2 weeks with coronavirus," 26 Mar. 2020 The Gladiator’s interior is roomy and accommodating. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "'Desert-rated' Jeep Gladiator Mojave combines sporty flair and smooth ride," 30 Apr. 2020 Hastings said the Friday meeting wasn't transparent or accommodating. Joshua Bowling, azcentral, "City Council candidate in Surprise accused of using arts commission to campaign. He may be voted out," 10 Apr. 2020 That would also allow Kelly, unusually patient and accommodating with reporters over the phone, to resume his prickly ways. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA coach Chip Kelly isn’t a fan of holding football games in empty stadiums," 9 Apr. 2020

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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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22 Jun 2020

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“Accommodating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 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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