American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Helpful and obliging.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obliging; yielding to the desires of others; disposed to comply and to oblige another: as, an accommodating man; an accommodating disposition.
- adj. Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; helpful; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.
- v. present participle of accommodate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an
accommodatingman, spirit, arrangement.
- adj. helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
- adj. obliging; willing to do favors
- accommodate + -ing (Wiktionary)
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“The Agreement went well beyond the norms of international conflict resolution in accommodating deep differences of view on how Northern Ireland should be run.”
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