Definitions for amenableəˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amenable, conformable(adj)

    disposed or willing to comply

    "someone amenable to persuasion"

  2. amenable, tractable(adj)

    readily reacting to suggestions and influences

    "a responsive student"

  3. amenable(adj)

    open to being acted upon in a certain way

    "an amenable hospitalization should not result in untimely death"; "the tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment"

  4. amenable(adj)

    liable to answer to a higher authority

    "the president is amenable to the constitutional court"

Wiktionary

  1. amenable(Adjective)

    Willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions.

  2. amenable(Adjective)

    Willing to comply with; agreeable.

  3. Origin: From as if *amenable, from amener, from a- + mener, from minare, Latin deponent minari.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amenable(adj)

    easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband

  2. Amenable(adj)

    liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law

  3. Amenable(adj)

    liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc

  4. Amenable(adj)

    willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable

  5. Origin: [F. amener to lead; (L. ad) = mener to lead, fr. L. minare to drive animals (properly by threatening cries), in LL. to lead; L. minari, to threaten, minae threats. See Menace.]

Anagrams for amenable »

  1. beanmeal

  2. nameable

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jennifer Deal:

    This study is important because it focuses on a risk factor that is amenable to intervention in later life and could potentially postpone cognitive decline.

  2. Marc Baum:

    You’re very limited with the range of drugs that are amenable to this technology, they have to be potent, have a long half-life in the body and be very soluble.

  3. Jonathan Green:

    We would never want to say that early intervention is the only thing that's needed in autism, but there's something about early development that might be amenable to intervention.

  4. Alan Gow:

    The reason I focus on factors like these is that many, though not all, of course, are amenable to change. If we can identify the things that protect or harm our cognitive abilities, we will be able to provide clear information or design better interventions, i think the opportunity to use our thinking and reasoning skills and continually use them throughout our lives likely contributes to our ability to stay sharp.

  5. Margaret Mead:

    Women should be permitted to volunteer for non-combat service, they should not be accepted, voluntarily or through the draft, as combat soldiers. We know of no comparable ways of training women and girls, and we have no real way of knowing whether the kinds of training that teach men both courage and restraint would be adaptable to women or effective in a crisis. But the evidence of history and comparative studies of other species suggest that women as a fighting body might be far less amenable to the rules that prevent warfare from becoming a massacre and, with the use of modern weapons, that protect the survival of all humanity. This is what I meant by saying that women in combat might be too fierce.


Translations for amenable

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • отзивчив, послушен, поддаващ се, сговорчив, податливBulgarian
  • gefügig, fügsam, zugängig, ansprechbar, zugänglichGerman
  • σύμφωνος, πρόθυμοςGreek
  • receptivo, agradable, susceptibleSpanish
  • تابعPersian
  • vastaanottavainen, myöntyväinenFinnish
  • conciliantFrench
  • ngawhereMāori
  • послушный, сговорчивыйRussian
  • verebilir, bağlı, olan, yumuşak başlıTurkish
  • 适合Chinese

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