agreeable

adjective
agree·​able | \ ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce agreeable (audio) \

Definition of agreeable

1 : pleasing to the mind or senses especially as according well with one's tastes or needs an agreeable companion an agreeable change
2 : ready or willing to agree or consent was agreeable to the plan
3 : being in harmony : consonant
4 : able to be accepted : acceptable used with toa plan that is agreeable to everyone

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Other Words from agreeable

agreeability \ ə-​ˌgrē-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce agreeability (audio) \ noun
agreeableness \ ə-​ˈgrē-​ə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce agreeableness (audio) \ noun
agreeably \ ə-​ˈgrē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce agreeably (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of agreeable in a Sentence

He's a very agreeable young man. Traffic is one of the less agreeable aspects of city life. They spent an agreeable evening together. I suggested that we leave early, and she seemed agreeable.
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Recent Examples on the Web But fall and spring are agreeable seasons for slugs. oregonlive, "Fall’s the time to control slugs as they lay eggs for next year," 15 Oct. 2020 The public, at least in the Bay Area, has become more agreeable to wearing face coverings and limiting their social interactions, public health experts say. Erin Allday, SFChronicle.com, "Slow and steady: California’s latest reopening plan is going better than its last," 5 Oct. 2020 Enjoy carefree moments with a cheerful loved one or work side by side with an agreeable partner. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Sept. 28, 2020: Gemini, write down imaginative ideas; Scorpio, think before you act," 28 Sep. 2020 Keeping the homeless shelter at the San Diego Convention Center open for another two months will cost about $11 million, a figure City Council members seemed agreeable to at a presentation Tuesday. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego may pay $11 million more to shelter people at Convention Center through December," 29 Sep. 2020 Arizona is, however, likely to keep some of its post-Nov. 25 home nonconference games, since those are already under contracts that might not be easily broken, assuming the games can be played under agreeable testing protocols. Bruce Pascoe, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona's return to basketball brings hard questions, starting with the Wildcats' schedule," 26 Sep. 2020 Options include showing screen touches with an agreeable circle icon and recording microphone audio for narration. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Android 11—The Ars Technica Review," 23 Sep. 2020 Dornan said Franklin was agreeable in allowing Gardner to wait out the wildfires before returning to Omaha. Washington Post, "White bar owner charged in fatal shooting of Black protester dies by suicide, attorneys say," 21 Sep. 2020 But sometimes paying too much attention to agreeable views can mislead us by not providing a more balanced perspective. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "Emotions can mess up an investment plan. Beware of 6 irrational ways to make decisions," 20 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of agreeable

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for agreeable

Middle English agreable "pleasing, acceptable, willing to agree," borrowed from Anglo-French, from agreer "to please, consent, agree" + -able -able

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The first known use of agreeable was in the 14th century

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30 Oct 2020

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“Agreeable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agreeable. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for agreeable

agreeable

adjective
How to pronounce agreeable (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of agreeable

somewhat formal + old-fashioned : pleasing to the mind or senses
: ready or willing to agree : willing to do or allow something
: able to be accepted

agreeable

adjective
agree·​able | \ ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce agreeable (audio) \

Kids Definition of agreeable

1 : pleasing to the mind or senses an agreeable taste
2 : willing to do, allow, or approve something She's agreeable to my idea.
3 : of a kind that can be accepted Is the schedule agreeable?

Other Words from agreeable

agreeably \ -​blē \ adverb

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