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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Cutting back the number of flights by roughly 10 percent (plus slightly more agreeable weather) has helped the airline. Christopher Muther,, 5 Aug. 2022 Every so often, a certain stripe of pundit wonders why the climate movement can’t strike a more agreeable tone. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, 20 July 2022 These days, more than 80% of all cancer care happens in community outpatient centers, which achieve better outcomes, keep costs low, and offer a more agreeable environment to both patients and caregivers. Bobby Jindal And Neil M. Gheewala, WSJ, 13 July 2022 The decision resonated through the LAPD for years, as Bratton presided over a mostly steady drop in crime and more agreeable relations with the federal overseers of reform. James Raineystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2022 As climate change continues to warm Antarctica, the polar zone could become more agreeable for various species that would otherwise simply die in the cold. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 12 Jan. 2022 The contrast shows the unwarranted pressure on people of color, particularly women, to be agreeable, unwavering representatives of their community, experts say. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 19 July 2022 Your business partner shouldn't be too agreeable and non-questioning as an individual. Expert Panel, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Queen Latifah brings her usual relaxed glow with a no-BS edge, making the standard supportive wife role an agreeable presence, and Hull is appealing as the daughter aiming to go to film school. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2022 See More

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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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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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