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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kom-uh-dey-ting]
    • /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪ tɪŋ/
    • /əˈkɒm.ə.deɪ.tɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kom-uh-dey-ting]
    • /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪ tɪŋ/

Definitions of accommodating word

  • adjective accommodating If you describe someone as accommodating, you like the fact that they are willing to do things in order to please you or help you. 3
  • adjective accommodating willing to help; kind; obliging 3
  • adjective accommodating willing to please; ready to help; obliging 3
  • adjective accommodating easy to deal with; eager to help or please; obliging. 1
  • verb with object accommodating to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige: to accommodate a friend by helping him move to a new apartment. 1
  • verb with object accommodating to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with): The officials were accommodated with seats toward the front of the room. 1

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Origin of accommodating

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1610-20; accommodate + -ing2

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Parts of speech for Accommodating


accommodating popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for accommodating

adj accommodating

  • generous — liberal in giving or sharing; unselfish: a generous patron of the arts; a generous gift.
  • helpful — giving or rendering aid or assistance; of service: Your comments were very helpful.
  • unselfish — not selfish; disinterested; generous; altruistic.
  • polite — showing good manners toward others, as in behavior, speech, etc.; courteous; civil: a polite reply.
  • hospitable — receiving or treating guests or strangers warmly and generously: a hospitable family.

adjective accommodating

  • willing — disposed or consenting; inclined: willing to go along.
  • compliant — If you say that someone is compliant, you mean they willingly do what they are asked to do.
  • accepting — amenable; open: She was always more accepting of coaching suggestions than her teammates.
  • long-suffering — enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.
  • neighbourly — (British, Canada) Showing the qualities of a friendly and helpful neighbour.

Antonyms for accommodating

adj accommodating

  • greedy — excessively or inordinately desirous of wealth, profit, etc.; avaricious: the greedy owners of the company.
  • selfish — devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.
  • mean — to intend for a particular purpose, destination, etc.: They were meant for each other. Synonyms: destine, foreordain.

adjective accommodating

  • uncooperative — working or acting together willingly for a common purpose or benefit.
  • unaccommodating — easy to deal with; eager to help or please; obliging.

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