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Accommodating is a member of the word family accommodate, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective accommodating

What does accommodating mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more accommodating / most accommodating

  1. helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
  2. obliging; willing to do favors
    • example: made a special effort to be accommodating
    • similar: helpful

Alternative definition of the adjective accommodating


  1. Affording, or disposed to afford, accommodation; obliging; as an 'accommodating' man, spirit, arrangement.

Definition of the adjective accommodating for high school students

    helpful, obliging, polite
    • example: Though the apartment was not big enough for three people, Arnold, Mark, and Zebulon were all friends and were accommodating to each other.

The adjective accommodating is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Phrases with accommodating

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  2. accommodating lens implant

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for accommodating

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Google previewDictionary of Environmental Economics (2014)

by Renat Perelet, Anil Markandya, Pamela Mason, Tim Taylor

A less extreme position than cornucopian technocentrism, accommodating technocentrism maintains that free markets have beneficial effects on the environment only if individuals think and act in an environmentally friendly way.

Google previewEncyclopedia of leadership (2004)

A-E by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns

An accommodating leader helps others obtain desired substantive outcomes in order ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Portal Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Tatnall, Arthur

A major objective of this article is to propose a framework for development of a campus portal accommodating the end-users' online activities, especially students who are normally considered as a major group of users for the campus portal.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

The five family management styles —thriving, accommodating, enduring, struggling, and floundering—identify different types of family responses to childhood chronic illness. Knowledge of the management style a family uses can help health ...

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies, 4 Volume Set (2016)

by Constance L. Shehan

In combination, these two dimensions contribute to five distinct conflict styles: dominating/competing, integrating/collaborating, obliging/accommodating, avoiding, and compromising. Individuals with a dominating/competing conflict style have ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (2007)

by Stewart Clegg, James R. Bailey

Similar to individuals with diverging learning styles, those with an accommodating learning style tend to be sensitive to feelings and people and are concerned about relating to others. However, people with this learning style are also very ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language and Education (2012)

Research Methods in Language and Education by Nancy Hornberger, P. Corson

For example, in the US, the WMC caregiving activity is associated with an accommodating stance by mothers; this stance is constituted by certain clusters of discourse features and strategies that mothers use when giving care (e.g. shorter ...

Google previewDictionary of International Business Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

accommodating transactions In international trade, below-the-line items employed to offset any imbalances (such as those caused by a country's trade deficit) . accommodation payment Euphemism for a bribe. accord Term often used in the ...

Google previewThe Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia (2007)

by Denise Evans, O. William Evans

accommodating party A third party ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Economics (2014)

by Kenyon A. Knopf

The deficit is offset and a balance of payments is created by the deficit nation paying out from its stock of foreign currencies and gold, by borrowing largely short-term funds (an accommodating rather than an autonomous capital flow), and/or ...

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My background has been very helpful for this experience. But everyone was so accommodating because they knew it's not the most comfortable position to be the new kid. (Jeri Ryan)
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Scrabble value of A1C3C3O1M3M3O1D2A1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 13-letter word is 23 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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