One that compromises with or adapts to the viewpoint of the opposition.

ac·com′mo·da′tion·ist adj.


(əˌkɒm əˈdeɪ ʃə nɪst)

1. a person who adapts to the opinions or behavior of the opposition or the majority.
2. of or characteristic of such a person.
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Can President Duterte then be accused of committing acts of disloyalty to the country, when all he did was implement a new, accommodationist policy to China?
Second, the controversial tactics used to achieve this growth--specifically, employer accommodationist strategies that undermine other unions--have resulted in CLAC'S expulsion from central labour bodies.
He juxtaposed the two traditions of conversing with the American political system: 1) the accommodationist tradition and 2) the resistance tradition.
For its part, the HDP played up its accommodationist posture toward religion, and co-chairman Selahattin Demirtas described himself as simultaneously a leftist and a faithful Muslim.
Compared to the radical anarchist-utopian visions discussed in Part One, anarchist positions in the twentieth century seem to have become more accommodationist overall.
Qatar, Oman and Kuwait have either pursued accommodationist policies with regard to Iran, or send conflicting signals.
The Obama Administration has set the country in a direction that is welfarist in economic policy, libertine in social policy, and accommodationist in foreign policy.
Accommodationist blacks who shunned the nationalist and the Marxist paradigms were designated public intellectuals, were published in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and enjoyed jobs at all major Ivy League institutions and public universities--institutions which did not even begin to hire blacks until the 1960s.
Zucker, and Rupert Murdoch, whose New York Post showed Barack Obama, the accommodationist, as a dead chimp laying on the sidewalk, continue to inflame "the majority" with images of black people as the dregs of the earth.
Supreme Court has been moving away from a strictly separationist approach to Establishment issues (the approach that, for example, removed prayer from public schools in 1962) toward a more accommodationist approach; the Court today tends to be somewhat more permissive of public religious displays and practices (such as the national motto "In God We Trust," the swearing of oaths on Bibles, or the public display of the Ten Commandments) so long as the government entities that permit them do not favor one faith over others.
This is probably the most conservative and accommodationist hermeneutical strategy available, in that it affirms a single, ultimate truth and radically reinterprets the meaning of texts in order to reconcile any apparently incompatible elements.
Sinologism took a benign form that attempted to accommodate the vast differences of Chinese life, religion, and thought into a broad intellectual system guided by an accommodationist policy.