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 to a plan that is agreeable to everyone

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Other Words from agreeable

agreeability \ ə-​ˌgrē-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce agreeable (audio) \ noun
agreeableness \ ə-​ˈgrē-​ə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce agreeable (audio) \ noun
agreeably \ ə-​ˈgrē-​ə-​blē How to pronounce agreeable (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 Complicated, agreeable, defiant, conventional, carnal, chaste, nuanced, hypocritical. Maria Sherman,, 30 Sep. 2021 The humanization of controversial historical figures is altogether agreeable and often appropriate. Ingrid Chung, National Review, 25 July 2021 But in a true negotiation, both sides have leverage and work together to reach an agreeable solution. Rita Numerof, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Conditions east of the Lesser Antilles are expected to be marginally agreeable for development by early next week. Orlando Sentinel Podcasts,, 5 Aug. 2021 The inputs of the A.I. algorithm will be integral in bridging differences and finding mutually agreeable solutions. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Apr. 2021 How could the face smiling from the cheerful throw pillow be anything but agreeable? Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 10 Aug. 2021 The 19-year-old brown-and-white paint horse with one blue eye and one brown is typically agreeable doing his part in the 4-H Slippery Saddles Color Guard and Drill Team, his riders, Katja and Sofia Broberg, said. Michelle L. Quinn,, 9 Aug. 2021 In the capitulatory and quiet conservatives’ defense, when the social aspect of college is omnipresent — living in close proximity with others, tight peer groups, and little outside exposure — there is every incentive imaginable to be agreeable. Luther Ray Abel, National Review, 30 June 2021

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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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19 Oct 2021

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English Language Learners Definition of agreeable

: pleasing to the mind or senses : pleasant
: ready or willing to agree : willing to do or allow something
: able to be accepted : acceptable


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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