Adjective "accommodationist" definition and examples

(Accommodationist may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əkɒməˈdeɪʃ(ə)nɪst/

Definitions and examples

noun

A person or political group that seeks compromise with an opposing point of view.
  1. 'Thus the church performed what Fallin calls a ‘compensatory function’ or what I would identify as an accommodationist mode of behavior.'
  2. 'As between separationist and accommodationist regimes, accommodationism has the edge in contemporary settings where the modern secular performance state has emerged with its welfare and regulatory dimensions.'
  3. 'The very Catholics who asserted a distinctive Catholic vision therefore become the accommodationists that destroy the ghetto walls.'
  4. 'Bushnell's accommodationist, ‘easy’ brand of Christianity, which seemed so controversially liberal in his 1849 book, was now pretty tame stuff.'
  5. 'This journal began by trying to steer a compromise between accommodationists and radicals.'
  6. 'Livingstone in fact seeks to head off this accommodationist approach with a brief consideration of the special demands that our present situation places on education.'
  7. 'The simple problem is that the accommodationist must ultimately draw some lines; and every line divides those religions that will be privileged from those that will be demoted.'
  8. 'On other occasions the president adopted moderately accommodationist policies at least compared to his French and British wartime allies.'
  9. 'His actions have spoiled the accommodationist agenda, and marred the image of the revolution.'
  10. 'Black accommodationists believed that by persuading ordinary blacks to accept their exploitation and keeping them out of the ‘white man's union’ they could create space for their own progress within the confines of a segregated South.'

More definitions

1. a person who finds it expedient to adapt to the opinions or behavior of the majority of people, especially as a means of economic or political survival. adjective

2. of, relating to, or characteristic of such a person: They criticized the senator's conduct as being accommodationist.

More examples(as adjective)

"proponents can be accommodationist."