accommodating

If you are part of a group that has accommodating members, you’re very fortunate. Accommodating describes those who are easy to get along with and willing to help you.

Accommodating is the adjective form of the verb accommodate, and it’s used to describe those who are cheerfully willing to make small adjustments to help you out. The waiter who is happy to serve the dressing on the side, give you extra cheese on the burger, and swap French fries for mashed potatoes, all because that's how you want it? Definitely accommodating.

Definitions of accommodating
  1. adjective
    obliging; willing to do favors
    “made a special effort to be accommodating
    Synonyms:
    helpful
    providing assistance or serving a useful function
  2. adjective
    helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
    “the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in”
    “made a special effort to be accommodating
    synonyms: accommodative
    complaisant, obliging
    showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
    good-natured
    having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
    helpful
    providing assistance or serving a useful function
    kind
    having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
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    Antonyms:
    unaccommodating, unobliging
    not accommodating
    disobliging, uncooperative
    intentionally unaccommodating
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