Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Helpful and obliging.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Obliging; yielding to the desires of others; disposed to comply and to oblige another: as, an accommodating man; an accommodating disposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; helpful; as an accommodating man, spirit, arrangement.
  • verb Present participle of accommodate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
  • adjective obliging; willing to do favors

Etymologies

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accommodate +‎ -ing

Examples

  • But when that we speak of suffering, we do not speak of a dull and neglected suffering, but of a wise and industrious suffering, which draweth and contriveth use and advantage out of that which seemeth adverse and contrary; which is that properly which we call accommodating or applying.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • But when that we speak of suffering, we do not speak of a dull and neglected suffering, but of a wise and industrious suffering, which draweth and contriveth use and advantage out of that which seemeth adverse and contrary; which is that properly which we call accommodating or applying.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Too many male programmers seem to have no interest in accommodating women, and far too many of the rest are unwilling to speak up about it.

    Dear Fellow Rubyists « Dyepot, Teapot

  • "There are other communities interested in accommodating a stadium facility, so I think we're very early in the process," Don Mazziotti, Paulson's development consultant, said Wednesday.

    Jack Bog's Blog: September 2009 Archives

  • "There are other communities interested in accommodating a stadium facility, so I think we're very early in the process," Don Mazziotti, Paulson's development consultant, said Wednesday.

    It's a small world after all (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • DC was fantastic in accommodating the art we wanted.

    DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains Fandex » Comics Worth Reading

  • I think the committee as a whole was very courteous in accommodating all this but drew the line when this began to detract from the functioning of the committee.

    Archive 2008-04-29

  • I think the committee as a whole was very courteous in accommodating all this but drew the line when this began to detract from the functioning of the committee.

    An Open Letter to LITD15 committee of BIS

  • Mexicans don't generally travel with pets and the hotel industry is not very interested in accommodating those who do.

    Traveling in Mexico with pets

  • How far do you go in accommodating these newcomers?

    One's heart bleeds for the Grauniad

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