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.
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
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
willing to help; kind; obliging
(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
“obliging,” 1771, present participle adjective from accommodate.
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.
the act of accommodating; state or process of being accommodated; adaptation. adjustment of differences; reconciliation. Sociology. a process of mutual adaptation between persons or groups, usually achieved by eliminating or reducing hostility, as by compromise or arbitration. anything that supplies a need, want, favor, convenience, etc. Usually, accommodations. . food and . a seat, berth, […]
- Accommodation address
noun an address on letters, etc, to a person or business that does not wish or is not able to receive post at a permanent or actual address
- Accommodation bill
a bill, draft, or note made, drawn, accepted, or endorsed by one person for another without consideration, to enable the second person to obtain credit or raise money. noun (commerce) a bill of exchange cosigned by a guarantor: designed to strengthen the acceptor’s credit Also called windbill, windmill
- Accommodation collar
the arrest of a person on little or no evidence merely to fill a public or political demand for police action. noun phrase An arrest made to fulfill a quota, usually in response to pressure for strong police action against crime (Police)
- Accommodation ladder
a portable flight of steps, usually having a small platform at each end, suspended at the side of a vessel to give access to and from boats alongside. Historical Examples “I shall do the best I can to make it so,” answered Christy, as he followed his companion down the accommodation ladder. Fighting for the […]