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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 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 ...


Obliging; as "an accommodating man 2. Convenient; as "an accommodating .«s rangement " 3. Easily adjuited to. JL Used substantively : Accommodation " Jccowimo«'af<nj of the •j*."— Carpenter . H- • rkfrioiogy. ac c6m' mod a ting ly\ adv.

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Economy (2002)

2-volume Set by Phillip O'Hara

Tsiang argued that speculative flows are autonomous, and themselves require accommodating flows. This observation has proved critical since the 1980s. With the rapid development of global financial markets and the internationalization of ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

Accommodating A more negative view of the situation of identifying trouble managing the child's chronic illness differentiates the accommodating style from the thriving style, although this style is also marked by normalcy as the dominant ...

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 previewInternational Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (2008)

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 previewThe Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia (2007)

by Denise Evans, O. William Evans

accommodating party A third party ...

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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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