agree·​able ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce agreeable (audio)
: pleasing to the mind or senses especially as according well with one's tastes or needs
an agreeable companion
an agreeable change
: ready or willing to agree or consent
was agreeable to the plan
: being in harmony : consonant
: able to be accepted : acceptable
used with to
a plan that is agreeable to everyone
agreeability noun
agreeableness noun
agreeably adverb

Example Sentences

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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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Agreeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


agree·​able ə-ˈgrē-ə-bəl How to pronounce agreeable (audio)
: pleasing to the mind or senses : pleasant
an agreeable taste
: ready or willing to agree
I'm agreeable to the idea
: being in harmony : consonant
agreeableness noun
agreeably adverb

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