ac·​com·​mo·​dat·​ing ə-ˈkä-mə-ˌdā-tiŋ How to pronounce accommodating (audio)
: willing to please : helpful, obliging
a generous and accommodating host
accommodatingly 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 living quarters resemble more accommodating versions of the high-concept Japanese eateries known for their delectable sushi cuts and celebrity clientele. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 23 Dec. 2022 Likewise, the industry’s failure to find uses for Lady Fay, who ends up heading to Europe in search of more accommodating professional horizons. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Dec. 2022 Our testers found the staff to be incredibly friendly and accommodating, the rooms to be well-designed and the location to be exceptional. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 4 Jan. 2023 Plan holiday events that are accessible and accommodating. Andrew Pulrang, Forbes, 19 Dec. 2022 This perfectly reasonable and accommodating response does not sit well with Eliza. Kristen Baldwin,, 1 Nov. 2022 Tempe will also become even more accommodating for bicyclists, with nearly $4 million worth of roadwork on Alameda Drive that will provide another safe bike route to and from Phoenix. Sam Kmack, The Arizona Republic, 30 Dec. 2022 The world has never been more accommodating to solo travelers—we’re constantly hearing about new meet-up apps to combat loneliness and safety measures to combat discomfort (so long, catcalling). Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Dec. 2022 The United States has regularly urged China to be more accommodating and complained that Chinese loans are difficult to restructure because of the opaque terms of the contracts. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, 3 Dec. 2022

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Word History


from present participle of accommodate

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accommodating was in 1642

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“Accommodating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: ready and willing to help : obliging
accommodatingly adverb

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