Definition of agreeable in English:



  • 1Quite enjoyable and pleasurable; pleasant.

    ‘a cheerful and agreeable companion’
    • ‘Once on the rig proper, and below deck, however, I found that the living conditions were quite agreeable, allowing for the fact that the whole thing was made of steel and was heaving quite perceptively.’
    • ‘Even the next few days the weather was quite agreeable.’
    • ‘What ever dressing was on those greens of yours is quite agreeable.’
    • ‘Josephine had to admit that the place, although dressed in a more Southwestern style, was quite agreeable.’
    • ‘Come on, he was just inferring that children - untainted by a harsh and brutal world - were innocent and agreeable companions.’
    • ‘The woman smiles, quite pleased by his agreeable tone, but then she frowns and squints at him under the street lamp.’
    • ‘The morning was thus quite agreeable, and the conscientious ice cream vendor would have been out hitting the streets and taking advantage of those fair-weather revelers.’
    • ‘He just seems so nice and kind and agreeable, no matter what he's saying.’
    • ‘It's about the heart of doing movies, and not just making movies, but like there's something fundamental about it, not something pleasurable or agreeable.’
    • ‘Only fair weather and a buggy could tempt me, and, if a little food was involved, I think I could find a round of golf quite agreeable.’
    • ‘I was never very good at this sort of thing - this being pleasant, affable, agreeable.’
    • ‘Equiano refers to him as ‘a kind interpreter, an agreeable companion, and a faithful friend’.’
    • ‘Eden was a capable man of business and an agreeable companion but acquired a reputation for self-seeking.’
    • ‘Marshall was quite agreeable and for 10 minutes we discussed common places.’
    • ‘His warmth and his interest in his friends and students made him the most agreeable of companions.’
    • ‘I was going to make the point that Churchill's heroism was not dependent on his being a particularly pleasant or agreeable man.’
    • ‘Since the ink incident she hasn't gone anywhere near me, and I find that quite an agreeable situation.’
    • ‘He was a consummate horseman, an agreeable companion, a hospitable host.’
    • ‘His versatility makes him an agreeable companion but owning one is not for the novice dog owner.’
    • ‘George Fair was, above all, a gentleman with a pleasant and agreeable nature.’
    pleasant, pleasing, enjoyable, pleasurable, nice, to one's liking, appealing, engaging, satisfying, fine, charming, delightful
    likeable, charming, amiable, affable, pleasant, nice, friendly, good-natured, sociable, genial, congenial, appealing, sympathetic, benign, benevolent
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  • 2predicative Willing to agree to something.

    ‘they were agreeable to its publication’
    • ‘Local groups would be very agreeable to meet with the council to discuss the matter.’
    • ‘And it's always her way or the highway: how can I get my best friend to be more open and agreeable to doing what I want to do for a change?’
    • ‘The Councillor then added the business people of the town would not be agreeable to the on-street parking charges if long term parking was not provided.’
    • ‘Novel ideas such as a ‘travelling wedding’, which saves money for the prolonged honeymoon, although agreeable to the young, are firmly objected to by their parents.’
    • ‘The Councillor was agreeable to an adjournment on the proviso the meeting would be held in public and only about proposed new development charges.’
    • ‘Torre indicated that Brown would be agreeable to pitching in relief.’
    • ‘If China is agreeable to this, security cooperation among the United States, Japan, and South Korea could proceed in tandem with China's cooperation.’
    • ‘The Scottish Football Association's board of directors have agreed to establish the system, leaving Vogts with the task of determining a financial figure that is agreeable to his players and employers.’
    • ‘The displaced families are agreeable to the idea of resettlement provided their basic demands, of cultivable land and community relocation, are met.’
    • ‘He is agreeable to a degree of cooperation, and I would go fairly far to cooperate.’
    • ‘He was also told that the boy, who was not present for the case, was agreeable to the placement and his parents were pleased with the plan.’
    • ‘It is understood the local authority is agreeable to the proposal but will have to receive funding for the ancillary road works which the project will require.’
    • ‘The cook, who was not only well versed with family recipes and personal favourites, but also agreeable to being the sole, general body at hand for all contingencies!’
    • ‘Council seemed reluctant to implement most of the requests without further study, though some seemed agreeable to the 2003 tax-freeze idea.’
    • ‘And if the developers have done that, they're hardly going to be agreeable to contributing further to public amenities.’
    • ‘We are agreeable to do so in the future but this will be a private meeting and not a meeting of the Council.’
    • ‘Probably helps that my current boss is agreeable to me saying at 3pm ‘I'm going home.’’
    • ‘I woke Justin and he was totally agreeable to going home.’
    • ‘Should a professor choose to reject the study or insist on changes not agreeable to the sponsor, another university scientist will very likely be more solicitous.’
    • ‘Council asked him if the company would be agreeable to making a financial contribution to the upkeep of the traffic infrastructure in the area if there was significant extra capacity during the next decade.’
    willing, amenable, compliant, complying, consenting, assenting, in accord, in agreement, disposed, accommodating, acquiescent, tractable, obliging, complaisant
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    1. 2.1 (of a course of action) acceptable.
      ‘a compromise which might be agreeable to both coal owners and unions’
      • ‘If for some reason the item has to be exchanged but you don't like anything I am selling at that moment, I may give you a store credit if this is agreeable to both of us.’
      • ‘It all comes back to the validity of local knowledge teamed with a qualified person agreeable to us.’
      • ‘Compromises and concessions need to be reached on both sides, so that whatever choices are made about family and career are mutually acceptable and agreeable.’
      • ‘‘Names had been offered to be drawn out of the hat but that was not agreeable to the Councillor’ he claimed.’
      • ‘In the end, the park should have a zonation that is agreeable to all stakeholder parties - one that will therefore be a robust and effective management tool.’
      • ‘He insists that the city is continuing to work with county officials in hopes of coming to a solution that is agreeable to everyone.’
      • ‘All complaints are lodged with Father Athanasius, who has to find a solution mutually agreeable to both parties.’
      • ‘He added that the government was not obliged to coordinate every single one of its actions with the agency but to work out a package of measures agreeable to the fund.’
      • ‘He thought that using it for transit or for poverty-reduction would probably be agreeable to his government.’
      • ‘In such circumstances they agreed that they would raise an appropriate purchase order for them to work directly for Canary Wharf if that was an agreeable way forward.’
      • ‘If they were any kind of politicians at all, they would move to the backrooms, meet with him, and come to a compromise to shut him up - agreeable to all parties.’
      • ‘To enquire about a price is to enter into a binding agreement: the stall-holder will keep knocking the price until he or she arrives at a tariff agreeable to you.’
      • ‘Tracey and Steve were hoping that couples therapy would help them move on in a direction that was mutually agreeable and satisfying to both of them.’
      • ‘These terms were agreeable to the Magyar aristocracy, but could not satisfy the revolutionaries or moderates among the lesser nobility.’
      • ‘The crucial point of the puzzle lies in the reality that we rely too much nowadays on the mass media, which is full of reports in favour of preconceived ideas agreeable to a certain audience.’
      • ‘It will take planning, but the trick is to work something out that's agreeable to both families, Meantime, you guys can talk anytime you want!’
      • ‘Why wouldn't they accept right now a middle person whose decision is final, an arbitrator agreeable to both sides?’
      • ‘And, the applicant must find the protocol appropriate, fair, agreeable, and adequate to prove their claim.’
      • ‘He said it would take some time to launch the fund, as more study needs to be done ‘to come up with the most suitable mechanism agreeable to everybody.’’
      • ‘Jackie suggested to parents that the teenager might come up with suitable punishments for themselves that are agreeable to both parties.’
      all right, acceptable, suitable, good, good enough, fair, passable, satisfactory, adequate, reasonable, up to scratch, up to the mark, up to standard, up to par, average, tolerable
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Late Middle English: from Old French agreable, from agreer ‘make agreeable to’ (see agree).