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trac·ta·ble

 (trăk′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Easily managed or controlled; governable.
2. Easily handled or worked; malleable.

[Latin tractābilis, from tractāre, to manage, frequentative of trahere, to draw.]

trac′ta·bil′i·ty, trac′ta·ble·ness n.
trac′ta·bly adv.
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tractable

(ˈtræktəbəl)
adj
1. easily controlled or persuaded
2. readily worked; malleable
[C16: from Latin tractābilis, from tractāre to manage, from trahere to draw]
ˌtractaˈbility, ˈtractableness n
ˈtractably adv
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trac•ta•ble

(ˈtræk tə bəl)

adj.
1. easily managed or controlled; docile.
2. easily worked, shaped, or otherwise handled; malleable.
[1495–1505; < Latin tractābilis, derivative of tractā(re) to handle, deal with (frequentative of trahere to draw)]
trac`ta•bil′i•ty, trac′ta•ble•ness, n.
trac′ta•bly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
compliant - disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
manageable - capable of being managed or controlled
obedient - 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"- Edmund Burke
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
tamed, tame - brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries"
intractable - not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
2.tractable - readily reacting to suggestions and influencestractable - readily reacting to suggestions and influences; "a responsive student"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
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tractable

adjective (Formal) manageable, obedient, compliant, willing, yielding, tame, amenable, submissive, docile, controllable, biddable, persuadable, governable He could easily manage his tractable younger brother.
manageable defiant, stubborn, unruly, wilful, obstinate, headstrong, stiff-necked, refractory
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tractable

adjective
Willing to carry out the wishes of others:
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Translations

tractable

[ˈtræktəbl] ADJ [person] → tratable; [problem] → soluble; [material] → dúctil, maleable
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tractable

[ˈtræktəbəl] adj [person] → malléable; [problem] → facile à aborder
... the country's least tractable social problems → ... le problème social le moins facile à aborder pour ce paystract house n (US)pavillon m (dans un lotissement)
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tractable

adj (lit) metal etcleicht zu bearbeiten, formbar; (fig) child, animal, dispositionfügsam, lenkbar; problemleicht lösbar
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tractable

[ˈtræktəbl] adj (person) → accomodante; (animal) → docile
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