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accommodating

[uh-kom-uh-dey-ting] /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪ tɪŋ/
adjective
1.
easy to deal with; eager to help or please; obliging.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; accommodate + -ing2
Related forms
accommodatingly, adverb
nonaccommodating, adjective
nonaccommodatingly, adverb
nonaccommodatingness, noun
preaccommodatingly, adverb
superaccommodating, adjective
unaccommodating, adjective
unaccommodatingly, adverb

accommodate

[uh-kom-uh-deyt] /əˈkɒm əˌdeɪt/
verb (used with object), accommodated, accommodating.
1.
to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige; to accommodate a friend.
2.
to provide suitably; supply (usually followed by with):
to accommodate a friend with money.
3.
to lend money to:
Can you accommodate him?
4.
to provide with a room and sometimes with food.
5.
to furnish with accommodations.
6.
to have or make room for:
Will this elevator accommodate 10 people?
7.
to make suitable or consistent; adapt:
to accommodate oneself to circumstances.
8.
to bring into harmony; adjust; reconcile:
to accommodate differences.
verb (used without object), accommodated, accommodating.
9.
to become adjusted or adapted.
10.
to become reconciled; agree.
Origin
1515-25; < Latin accommodātus adjusted (past participle of accommodāre), equivalent to ac- ac- + commod(us) fitting, suitable (com- com- + modus measure, manner) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
accommodable
[uh-kom-uh-duh-buh l] /əˈkɒm ə də bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonaccommodable, adjective
nonaccommodably, adverb
preaccommodate, verb (used with object), preaccommodated, preaccommodating.
reaccommodate, verb, reaccommodated, reaccommodating.
unaccommodable, adjective
underaccommodated, adjective
well-accommodated, adjective
Synonyms
1. serve, aid, assist, help, abet. See oblige. 6. See contain. 7. fit, suit. 8. compose, harmonize.
Antonyms
1. inconvenience.
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British Dictionary definitions for accommodating

accommodating

/əˈkɒməˌdeɪtɪŋ/
adjective
1.
willing to help; kind; obliging
Derived Forms
accommodatingly, adverb

accommodate

/əˈkɒməˌdeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to supply or provide, esp with lodging or board and lodging
2.
(transitive) to oblige or do a favour for
3.
to adjust or become adjusted; adapt
4.
(transitive) to bring into harmony; reconcile
5.
(transitive) to allow room for; contain
6.
(transitive) to lend money to, esp on a temporary basis until a formal loan has been arranged
Derived Forms
accommodative, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin accommodāre to make fit, from ad- to + commodus having the proper measure
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Word Origin and History for accommodating
adj.

"obliging," 1771, present participle adjective from accommodate.

accommodate

v.

1530s, from Latin accomodatus "suitable," past participle of accomodare "make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + commodare "make fit," from commodus "fit" (see commode). Related: Accommodated; accommodating.

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accommodating in Medicine

accommodate ac·com·mo·date (ə-kŏm'ə-dāt')
v. ac·com·mo·dat·ed, ac·com·mo·dat·ing, ac·com·mo·dates
To become adjusted, as the eye to focusing on objects at a distance.

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