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 If the owner is agreeable, stand at a 90-degree angle from the dog and extend the back of your hand. Shauna Springer, CNN, 13 May 2021 And of course a catalog is always very agreeable to have. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 Be agreeable if a loved one wants to add something to the budget or has a plan that costs money. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 1 Apr. 2021 But the agreeable sweetness of Teffi’s image was deceptive. Rachel Polonsky, The New York Review of Books, 11 May 2021 Happy homemakers could be found on every network, from the patient mom Margaret Anderson of Father Knows Best to the profoundly agreeable June Cleaver of Leave It to Beaver. Daniel S. Levy, Time, 8 May 2021 The contrarian at the office may need an invitation to be more agreeable, and winking commentary about her intractable opinions and self-seriousness could do the trick. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, 10 May 2021 All payments occur directly between the buyer and seller — often in cash or whatever terms the parties find mutually agreeable. Robert Goulder, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 The winner can contact the owner to select a mutually agreeable time of up to four nights. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 23 Apr. 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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The first known use of agreeable was in the 14th century

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9 Jun 2021

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“Agreeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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


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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