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receptive

adjective

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willing to consider new or different ideas
  • needed a partner who was receptive to new ways of managing the business

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The first known use of receptive was in the 15th century

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“Receptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/receptiveness. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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