Meaning of “amicable” in the English Dictionary

"amicable" in British English

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amicableadjective

uk /ˈæm.ɪ.kə.bəl/ us /ˈæm.ɪ.kə.bəl/

(Definition of “amicable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"amicable" in American English

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amicableadjective

us /ˈæm·ɪ·kə·bəl/

friendly in attitude, or (of decisions or agreements) achieved with friendly attitudes and without unpleasant argument:

Wagner predicted the whole issue would be resolved in an amicable manner.
amicably
adverb us /ˈæm·ɪ·kə·bli/

They stayed together almost a year and parted amicably.

(Definition of “amicable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"amicable" in Business English

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amicableadjective

uk /ˈæmɪkəbl/ us

pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation:

His manner was perfectly amicable but I felt uncomfortable.
an amicable debate

an amicable agreement is achieved without arguments or anger:

an amicable agreement/settlement/solution Eventually we reached an amicable settlement.
amicably
adverb

I hope we can settle this amicably.

(Definition of “amicable” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)