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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Docile  \Doc"ile\,  a.  [L.  docilis,fr.  docere  to  teach;  cf  Gr  ?, 
  and  L.  discere  to  learn,  Gr  ?  learned,  ?  knowing:  cf  F. 
  docile.  Cf  {Doctor},  {Didactic},  {Disciple}.] 
  1.  Teachable;  easy  to  teach;  docible.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Disposed  to  be  taught;  tractable;  easily  managed;  as  a 
  docile  child. 
 
  The  elephant  is  at  once  docible  and  docile.  --  C.  J. 
  Smith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  docile 
  adj  1:  willing  to  be  taught  or  led  or  supervised  or  directed;  "the 
  docile  masses  of  an  enslaved  nation"  [ant:  {stubborn}] 
  2:  ready  and  willing  to  be  taught;  "docile  pupils  eager  for 
  instruction";  "teachable  youngsters"  [syn:  {teachable}] 
  3:  easily  handled  or  managed;  "a  gentle  old  horse,  docile  and 
  obedient"  [syn:  {gentle}] 




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