Definition of accommodating in English:



  • Fitting in with someone's wishes or demands in a helpful way.

    ‘we always found the our local branch most accommodating’
    • ‘A 28-year-old woman from Nigeria, who has spent the last two years living in Tralee, said she enjoys living in Kerry as the people are very accommodating and friendly.’
    • ‘He was a generous and accommodating host.’
    • ‘By the time I got to my confirmation hearing, all of the tough questions had been asked, and the senators were relatively gentle and friendly and very accommodating.’
    • ‘While the service wasn't outstanding or particularly attentive, the person at the front counter was courteous, accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu.’
    • ‘Luckily for me, the parasailing company was very accommodating when I explained the situation, and they allowed me to reschedule once without any penalty.’
    • ‘A pristine pool table and the friendliest and most accommodating of waitresses add to the attractions.’
    • ‘The only obstacle was our reserve team fixture which was due to be played on the same day, but Grimsby Town were very accommodating and have agreed to a rescheduled game.’
    • ‘A pastoral letter was read out at all Masses in the area asking people to come out and welcome the competitors and asked people in general to have a more accommodating and compassionate view of people with disabilities.’
    • ‘This town has been very accommodating and has more than fulfilled its obligations,’ he said.’
    • ‘I usually do not drift off to that, but he is really a guy that has been very accommodating and helpful to us.’
    • ‘The accommodating management made it a pleasant outing and the course played very reasonably.’
    • ‘I have to say that the hotel management was very accommodating, allowing us to put our muddy bikes inside for safe-keeping and not an eyebrow was raised at our dishevelled appearance.’
    • ‘He was very accommodating and pleasant; up until the moment talk turned to the British press.’
    • ‘He was very accommodating and after 10 minutes returned with my cooked steak looking like it was a complete new meal with all the fancy trimmings of snow pea sprouts, cherry tomatoes and mushroom sauce.’
    • ‘Even the most accommodating of employers would balk at such demands.’
    • ‘Many clubs will take newcomers eagerly to help build their numbers, and are normally very accommodating and helpful regardless of your skill level.’
    • ‘Reef corals adapt to inhabitants both within and without in a most generous and accommodating way, creating and sustaining a rich variety of life.’
    • ‘He's a pleasant and accommodating fellow to reporters, and he has a great sense of humor.’
    • ‘They are extremely accommodating and helpful, with no big hand out for tips.’
    • ‘We just hope that next time we want to hold a rally the parks authorities are more accommodating than they were last time.’
    obliging, cooperative, helpful, eager to help, eager to please, adaptable, amenable, pliable, compliant, complaisant, indulgent, considerate, unselfish, generous, civil, willing, polite, kindly, hospitable, neighbourly, kind, friendly, pleasant, agreeable
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