Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective To one's liking; pleasing.
  • adjective Suitable; conformable.
  • adjective Ready to consent or submit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Suitable; conformable; correspondent: as, conduct agreeable to the moral law.
  • [In this sense agreeable is sometimes incorrectly used for agreeably: as, agreeable to the order of the day, the house took up the report of the committee.]
  • Pleasing, either to the mind or to the senses; to one's liking: as, agreeable manners; fruit agreeable to the taste.
  • Willing or ready to agree or consent: now used only or chiefly as a colloquialism.
  • Agreeing one with another; concordant.
  • Synonyms Fitting, befitting, appropriate, consonant (with). Pleasing, etc. See pleasant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful
  • adjective colloq. Willing; ready to agree or consent.
  • adjective Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; -- followed by to, rarely by with.
  • adjective In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; -- in this sense used adverbially for agreeably.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pleasing, either to the mind or senses; pleasant; grateful.
  • adjective colloquial Willing; ready to agree or consent.
  • adjective Agreeing or suitable; conformable; correspondent; concordant; adapted; followed by to, or rarely by with.
  • adjective In pursuance, conformity, or accordance; used adverbially

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective in keeping
  • adjective conforming to your own liking or feelings or nature
  • adjective prepared to agree or consent

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old French agreable; displaced native Old English queem ("pleasing, agreeable"). Equivalent to agree +‎ -able.

Examples

  • It was a short note from her brother apologizing for not being at the docks to meet her, and letting her know that he trusted Mrs. Black and Mrs. Dark—I call them the Dark Sisters, Tessie, for obvious reasons, and they seem to find the name agreeable!

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  • It was a short note from her brother apologizing for not being at the docks to meet her, and letting her know that he trusted Mrs. Black and Mrs. Dark—I call them the Dark Sisters, Tessie, for obvious reasons, and they seem to find the name agreeable!

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  • It was a short note from her brother apologizing for not being at the docks to meet her, and letting her know that he trusted Mrs. Black and Mrs. Dark—I call them the Dark Sisters, Tessie, for obvious reasons, and they seem to find the name agreeable!

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  • The Vice Dean reminded us of a significance of a comments of Enobarbus as a shrewd as good as mostly sarcastic spectator of this adore affair: an researcher both detered by his master's debility in agreeable to Cleopatra's charming energy as good as fascinated himself by a Egyptian queen's witchery.

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  • The Vice Dean reminded us of a significance of a comments of Enobarbus as a shrewd as good as mostly sarcastic spectator of this adore affair: an researcher both detered by his master's debility in agreeable to Cleopatra's charming energy as good as fascinated himself by a Egyptian queen's witchery.

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  • In an earlier scene, he stumbles over to Nancy to deliver a drunken boast that Adelita is far superior to Silas, whom he labels agreeable but “a simple boy.”

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  • The only instance where I am not agreeable is when I feel, for some reason, that I have to be.

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  • Under this circumstance the mind is kept constantly in agreeable suspense.

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  • In the management of my business I led a very active and busy life -- a life, in short, agreeable to my own taste.

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  • You can hardly make the word agreeable to English ears without this comfortable reference to the reassuring science of archæology.

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