agree·able | \ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl \

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 \-ˌgrē-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
agreeableness \-ˈgrē-ə-bəl-nəs \ noun
agreeably \-blē \ adverb

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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Anxiety, loneliness, and anger disrupt their efforts to be upbeat and agreeable. Peter Keough,, "An unflinching look at ‘The Pain of Others’," 28 June 2018 But the lead-up to the vote was anything but agreeable. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Chaos in Phoenix over light-rail extension derails city budget," 20 June 2018 Country stars are supposed to be deferential and agreeable. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "Defiant country artist Nikki Lane coming to Ink's Middle of the Map," 18 June 2018 It blooms in from six to eight weeks, agreeable to circumstances. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "The Idaho of 1870s proved fertile ground for flowers, gardens," 1 June 2018 Mandelman, by contrast, appears measured and agreeable. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Candidates flip roles in SF District 8 supervisors race," 30 Apr. 2018 Most were agreeable with their thin, crispy crusts buoying a variety of flavors. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The pizza version of a churrascaria exists — so wear your stretchy pants," 11 July 2018 The initial contract term is 14 months, through Sept. 15, 2019, with an intent to renew it for two years after that, subject to agreeable terms and conditions. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "The vote was unanimous: She’s now Johnson County’s new manager," 12 July 2018 The delay is aimed at allowing all parties to explore mutually agreeable and voluntary alternatives to demolition. John Laidler,, "Somerville may change ordinance regulating demolition of older homes," 2 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of agreeable

: pleasing to the mind or senses

: ready or willing to agree : willing to do or allow something

: able to be accepted


agree·able | \ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl \

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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evasion of direct action or statement

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