Being accommodating definition

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This military hospital is capable of accommodating 3,000 soldiers.

But I am an accommodating man, and we can come to terms very easily.

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He will most often succeed in accommodating his sentiments to those of his conjoint.

With an accommodating chaperon who knew no German, the couple could do and say what they pleased.

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of accomodare "make fit, adapt, fit one thing to another," from ad- "to" commodare "make fit," from commodus "fit" (see commode). You wanted to go to sea, but he jumped at the chance of accommodating your desire with a vengeance.

Also, if it's a customer then delaying might even be more beneficial than just declining - you might need the billable hours in the following week.

One method I found works disturbingly well is to have a busy life or cultivate the appearance of a busy life.

Even if you are lazy and simply don't want to help right now, remember that this laziness also fulfils one of your needs - probably you need to rest or think.

ADDED: Telling people that you just cannot help _right now_ also softens the blow.

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.

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