accommodating accommodating  /ə ˈkɑ mə ˌdeɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) obliging; willing to do favors
  2. (adj) helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation

Usage(s):

  1. A foreign policy initiative that no White House incumbent since 1975 has felt safe enough or accommodating enough to hazard was now Clinton's fait accompli.
  2. At that time, the Iranian presidency was held by Mohammad Khatami, considered a moderate more accommodating to the West.
  3. He has advisers like Patrick who have been "anti-gay rights" in the past; the wantonly accommodating spirit of Fletcher looms heavy over Dang's candidacy.

News

  1. Video: Headlines at 8:30: AT&T launches solar power charging stations

    AT&T introduced 25 free solar powered charging stations across New York City, accommodating up to six devices at a time for all service providers. The New York Daily News reveals how processed food can look home-made. And high heels are not the healthiest choice, the Washington Post reports.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. Solar-Powered Plane Faces the Human Factor

    The designers of the Solar Impulse are tackling the challenge of accommodating the pilot of the electric-powered craft.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

Quotes

  1. "We feel that they are being pushed onto us instead of Thailand accommodating them somehow," Mr Abdullah said. "Of course, we know they come from Myanmar [Burma]. When we ask Myanmar, they ask: 'Are you sure they are our people? What evidence...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. The Lord Chief Justice told his audience: "It was not very radical to advocate embracing sharia in the context of family disputes, for example, and our system already goes a long way towards accommodating the Archbishop's suggestion. It is possible...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers Source: Independent

  3. "We have tried to find a way of accommodating what the president wants to do," Specter said.
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: USA Today

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affectation affectation
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