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amicable

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am=i=ca=ble

CIDE DICTIONARY

amicablea. [L. amicabilis, fr. amicus friend, fr. amare to love. See Amiable.].
     Friendly; proceeding from, or exhibiting, friendliness; after the manner of friends; peaceable; as, an amicable disposition, or arrangement.  [1913 Webster]
    "That which was most remarkable in this contest was . . . the amicable manner in which it was managed."  [1913 Webster]
Amicable action (Law.), an action commenced and prosecuted by amicable consent of the parties, for the purpose of obtaining a decision of the court on some matter of law involved in it. Bouvier. Burrill. -- Amicable numbers (Math.), two numbers, each of which is equal to the sum of all the aliquot parts of the other.
Syn. -- Friendly; peaceable; kind; harmonious.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

amicable, adj. showing or done in a friendly spirit (an amicable meeting).

Derivative
amicability n. amicableness n. amicably adv.
Etymology
LL amicabilis f. amicus friend

THESAURUS

amicable

accordant, affable, agreeable, agreeing, akin, amiable, at one, attuned, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, blissful, brotherly, cheerful, civil, compatible, complaisant, concordant, congenial, cooperative, cordial, corresponding, courteous, desirable, dulcet, empathetic, empathic, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, fraternal, frictionless, friendlike, friendly, genial, good, goodly, gracious, grateful, gratifying, harmonious, heart-warming, honeyed, in accord, in concert, in rapport, in tune, inharmony, kind, kindly, kindly-disposed, likable, like-minded, mellifluous, mellow, neighborlike, neighborly, nice, of one mind, pacific, peaceable, peaceful, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasure-giving, pleasureful, polite, propitious, rewarding, satisfying, simpatico, sisterly, sociable, sweet, sympathetic, sympathique, together, understanding, unhostile, united, warm, welcome, well-affected, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant

ROGET THESAURUS

amicable

Aid

N aid, aidance, assistance, help, opitulation, succor, support, lift, advance, furtherance, promotion, coadjuvancy, patronage, championship, countenance, favor, interest, advocacy, sustentation, subvention, alimentation, nutrition, nourishment, eutrophy, manna in the wilderness, food, means, ministry, ministration, subministration, accommodation, relief, rescue, help at a dead lift, supernatural aid, deus ex machina, supplies, reinforcements, reenforcements, succors, contingents, recruits, support, adjunct, ally, aiding, auxiliary, adjuvant, helpful, coadjuvant, subservient, ministrant, ancillary, accessory, subsidiary, at one's beck, at one's beck and call, friendly, amicable, favorable, propitious, well-disposed, neighborly, obliging, with the aid, by the aid of, on behalf of, in behalf of, in aid of, in the service of, in the name of, in favor of, in furtherance of, on account of, for the sake of, on the part of, non obstante, Int, help!, save us!, to the rescue!, alterum alterius auxilio eget, God befriend us as our cause is just, at your service.

Friendship

N friendship, amity, friendliness, brotherhood, fraternity, sodality, confraternity, harmony, peace, firm friendship, staunch friendship, intimate friendship, familiar friendship, bosom friendship, cordial friendship, tried friendship, devoted friendship, lasting friendship, fast friendship, sincere friendship, warm friendship, ardent friendship, cordiality, fraternization, entente cordiale, good understanding, rapprochement, sympathy, fellow-feeling, response, welcomeness, affection, favoritism, good will, acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy, intercourse, fellowship, knowledge of, introduction, friendly, amicable, amical, well-affected, unhostile, neighborly, brotherly, fraternal, sympathetic, harmonious, hearty, cordial, warm- hearted, friends with, well with, at home with, hand in hand with, on good terms, on friendly terms, on amicable terms, on cordial terms, on familiar terms, on intimate terms, on good footing, on speaking terms, on visiting terms, in one's good graces, in one's good books, acquainted, familiar, intimate, thick, hand and glove, hail fellow well met, free and easy, welcome, amicably, with open arms, sans ceremonie, arm in arm, amicitia semper prodest, a mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one, friendship is love without either flowers or veil, trulgus amicitias utilitate probat.


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