Definitions for amenableəˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•me•na•bleəˈmi nə bəl, əˈmɛn ə-(adj.)
ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; agreeable; tractable:
amenable to criticism.
liable to be called to account; answerable; responsible:
amenable to the law.
capable of being tested, tried, etc.:
a theory amenable to experimentation.
Origin of amenable:
1590–1600; < AF, = MF amen(er) to lead to (a-a -5+mener < LL mināre to drive (animals), L minārī to threaten, menace ) +-able -able
disposed or willing to comply
"someone amenable to persuasion"
readily reacting to suggestions and influences
"a responsive student"
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"
liable to answer to a higher authority
"the president is amenable to the constitutional court"
Willing to respond to persuasion or suggestions.
Willing to comply with; agreeable.
Origin: From as if *amenable, from amener, from a- + mener, from minare, Latin deponent minari.
easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her husband
liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable; responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law
liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc
willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable
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