Accommodating



easy to deal with; eager to help or please; obliging.
to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige:
to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment.
to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with):
The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room.
to lend money to:
Can you accommodate him, or are you short of cash?
to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
to furnish with , as food and lodgings.
to have or make room for:
Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
to make suitable or consistent; adapt:
to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
to bring into harmony or make adjustments or allowances for: to accommodate differences;
to accommodate your busy schedule.
to become adjusted or adapted.
to become reconciled; agree.
Contemporary Examples

The good news is that governments and media of the free world are not proving quite as accommodating this time around.
Putin’s Sochi and Hitler’s Berlin: The Love Affair Between Dictators and the Olympic Games. Garry Kasparov February 6, 2014

Our family is fanatically loyal to accommodating businesses and avoid those that seem perplexed by us.
Disney World Means Everything to a Special Needs Mom Elizabeth Picciuto July 16, 2014

I loved the way he was with her, very respectful, accommodating, and just a pleasant energy to be around.
The Last Days of DJ AM Peter Davis August 30, 2009

The Tuesday Group emerged from the wreckage, accommodating a variety of views under the banner of moderation.
The Incredible Shrinking GOP Moderates Eleanor Clift July 28, 2011

Obama spent two and a half years trying to be accommodating.
Third-Party Delusions Michael Tomasky October 10, 2011

Historical Examples

The house she took was capable of accommodating several families, and she considered it a safe investment for her “earnings.”
Remarkable Rogues Charles Kingston

With an accommodating chaperon who knew no German, the couple could do and say what they pleased.
Dreamers of the Ghetto I. Zangwill

But you would need an accommodating fool to make your fires, and an industrious philosopher to keep them burning.
Homes And How To Make Them Eugene Gardner

He wanted to learn the details of the accommodating illness.
A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely

It was distinguished by a large boot, made for the purpose of accommodating the Great Commoner’s gouty leg.
Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay

adjective
willing to help; kind; obliging
verb
(transitive) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
(transitive) to oblige or do a favour for
to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
(transitive) to bring into harmony; reconcile
(transitive) to allow room for; contain
(transitive) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
adj.

“obliging,” 1771, present participle adjective from accommodate.
v.

1530s, from Latin accomodatus “suitable,” past participle of accomodare “make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + commodare “make fit,” from commodus “fit” (see commode). Related: Accommodated; accommodating.

accommodate ac·com·mo·date (ə-kŏm’ə-dāt’)
v. ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates
To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.

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