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Definition 1: easily managed (controlled or taught or molded) - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tractable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tractable young minds
  • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition

Synonyms for tractable in the sense of this definition

(tractable is similar to ...) easily influenced

(tractable is similar to ...) ready and willing to be taught

"docile pupils eager for instruction" "teachable youngsters"

(tractable is similar to ...) capable of being tamed

(means also ...) inclined to comply

"children compliant with the parental will"

(means also ...) capable of being managed or controlled

(means also ...) dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority

"an obedient soldier" "obedient children" "a little man obedient to his wife" "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"

(means also ...) willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

"the docile masses of an enslaved nation"

(means also ...) brought from wildness into a domesticated state

"tame animals" "fields of tame blueberries"

(... are attributes of tractable) the trait of being easily persuaded

Definition 2: responsive to suggestions and influences - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tractable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tractable student
  • an amenable child

Synonyms for tractable in the sense of this definition

(tractable is similar to ...) (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

"susceptible to colds" "susceptible of proof"

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