Meaning of accommodationist in English:


Pronunciation /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃənɪst/


  • A person or political group that seeks compromise with an opposing point of view.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘This journal began by trying to steer a compromise between accommodationists and radicals.’
    • ‘Suggestions about how to resolve this impasse fall into three main categories, which I shall call the extremist, the idealist and the accommodationist.’
    • ‘Challenging the traditional view of Washington as an accommodationist, this collection shows that he was more multifaceted than most scholars have conceded.’
    • ‘The book's main heroes are conservatives who block the appointment of an accommodationist Secretary of State.’
    • ‘Against the ‘great simplifiers’ Walzer argues bravely and complexly that there are rejectionists and accommodationists on both sides.’
    • ‘The nonpreferentialist, or accommodationist, view is that public policy and government can aid or support religion and religious exercises provided that the state does not show preference for one religion or church over another.’
    • ‘An admirer of both Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, he once wrote a poem about the militant white abolitionist John Brown, which he dedicated to the black accommodationist Washington.’
    • ‘The very Catholics who asserted a distinctive Catholic vision therefore become the accommodationists that destroy the ghetto walls.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘His actions have spoiled the accommodationist agenda, and marred the image of the revolution.’
    • ‘Thus the church performed what Fallin calls a ‘compensatory function’ or what I would identify as an accommodationist mode of behavior.’
    • ‘In recent decades, however, the global discourse on forestry has moved towards a more accommodationist perspective.’
    • ‘It succumbed to an accommodationist position, which inevitably led to its end.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He appears to support this accommodationist position.’
    • ‘Bushnell's accommodationist, ‘easy’ brand of Christianity, which seemed so controversially liberal in his 1849 book, was now pretty tame stuff.’
    • ‘In the early twentieth century Booker T. Washington's accommodationist philosophy dominated discussions of racial progress.’
    • ‘On other occasions the president adopted moderately accommodationist policies at least compared to his French and British wartime allies.’