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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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 Provide your insensitive relatives with a list of restaurants to choose from that are more accommodating to your lifestyle. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2021 My car is also a bit modified [and] lowered, but the transporter was very accommodating and took great care of it. Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Aug. 2021 But as schools reopen, some employers are taking a less accommodating stance. Betsy Morris, WSJ, 17 Aug. 2021 Last summer, after news reports about their work-from-home policies, the bank took a more accommodating stance, current and former employees said. New York Times, 14 May 2021 The agency's more accommodating stance follows Alaska last week joining Florida in suing to overturn the CDC mandate prohibiting an immediate resumption in cruise operations. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 30 Apr. 2021 But other Catholic jurisdictions are more accommodating of exemptions. Peter Smith, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2021 But other Catholic jurisdictions are more accommodating of exemptions. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Sep. 2021 But other Catholic jurisdictions are more accommodating of exemptions. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 17 Sep. 2021

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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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9 Oct 2021

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“Accommodating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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