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’
    • ‘Reef corals adapt to inhabitants both within and without in a most generous and accommodating way, creating and sustaining a rich variety of life.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘We just hope that next time we want to hold a rally the parks authorities are more accommodating than they were last time.’
    • ‘Many clubs will take newcomers eagerly to help build their numbers, and are normally very accommodating and helpful regardless of your skill level.’
    • ‘He's a pleasant and accommodating fellow to reporters, and he has a great sense of humor.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They are extremely accommodating and helpful, with no big hand out for tips.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was very accommodating and pleasant; up until the moment talk turned to the British press.’
    • ‘While the service wasn't outstanding or particularly attentive, the person at the front counter was courteous, accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Even the most accommodating of employers would balk at such demands.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘He was a generous and accommodating host.’
    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
    View synonyms