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.)

  1. ready or willing to answer, act, agree, or yield; agreeable; tractable:

    amenable to criticism.

  2. liable to be called to account; answerable; responsible:

    amenable to the law.

  3. 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


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"


  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


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